Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents

Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents

by Nina W Brown EdD, LPC

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Overview

Being a parent is usually all about giving of yourself to foster your child's growth and development. But what happens when this isn't the case? Some parents dismiss the needs of their children, asserting their own instead, demanding attention and reassurance from even very young children. This may especially be the case when a parent has narcissistic tendencies or narcissistic personality disorder. From the author of Working with the Self-Absorbed and Loving the Self-Absorbed, this major revision of a self-help classic offers a step-by-step approach to resolving conflict and building a meaningful relationship with a narcissistic parent.

Children of the Self-Absorbed offers clear definitions of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder to help you identify the extent of your parent's problem. You'll learn the different types of destructive narcissism and how to recognize their effects on relationships. With the aid of proven techniques, you'll discover that you're not helpless against your parent's behavior and that you needn't consider giving up on the relationship. Instead, realistic strategies and steps are suggested for learning to set mutually agreed upon behaviors that can help you fulfill your needs and expectations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608820641
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 04/01/2008
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 148,840
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Nina W. Brown, Ed.D., LPC, is professor and eminent scholar in the Educational Leadership and Counseling Department at Old Dominion University. An expert on narcissism's effects on relationships, she is the author of ten books, including Children of the Self-Absorbed, Working with the Self-Absorbed and Whose Life is it Anyway?
Nina W. Brown, EdD, LPC, received her doctorate from the College of William and Mary, and is a professor and eminent scholar of counseling at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. She is former president of the Society of Group Psychology and Group Psychotherapy, and a current commissioner for the American Psychological Association’s Commission on Accreditation. Brown is the author of twenty-seven books on group therapy and narcissism, including Children of the Self-Absorbed, Loving the Self-Absorbed, and Whose Life is it Anyway?

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Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Pammykay More than 1 year ago
I read the First Edition and it helped considerably in dealing with my Narcisstic Mother. I was going to by a copy for my sister and found this Second Edition,instead. I decided to keep this copy and send my first edition to my sister. She had updated it from questions that readers from her first book had and talked about subjects that weren't mentioned in the first edition. This book has helped me understand more about who I am and why I am this way. I know my mother will never change, but the book has helped me see that the way I was treated as a child and as a adult by her has affected every aspect of my life. The book gives alot of great ideas and suggestions to help cope with the narcisstic parent, as well as, lets you know that you should not feet guilty in severing any contact with that parent. I highly recommend this book if you have a Narcisstic Parent!
WonderMomma More than 1 year ago
I cant believe how much i've let my mother control me. This book made me mad sad and resentful but in the end, she will affect me no more. Thank You.
L-H More than 1 year ago
I love this book! As a child of someone with narcissism it is often hard to know how to deal with issues that arise with my parents. This book helped me to see how to deal with my parents and to be able to care for myself. I highly recommend this book to anyone that feels they have a narcissistic parent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Everyone who has ever suffered at the hand of self absorbed people will gain insight and help into how to overcome this
AubreyAC More than 1 year ago
Bought the first edition in 2001. It was a great help then to explain what I was feeling but didn't have a name for it. Great book. Wish I could send my first edition to my sister and see if we had any of the same expericences. But as is often the case in these cases there's this silence among families about what's really going on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Extremely+wise+and+helpful++
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