Resource: Prisoners of Childhood: The Drama of the Gifted Child and the Search for the True Self
Website: Prisoners of Childhood: The Drama of the Gifted Child and the Search for the True Self
Author: Miller, A.
ISBN: 0465062873
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
URL: http://www.amazon.com/Prisoners-Childhood-Drama-Gifted-Search/dp/0465062873
Year: 1996
Description: Today's responsible parents strive to raise children with healthy egos. But for a lot of adults, the word "ego" carries the negative connotation of "narcissism." Traditionally, the "good" child learned self-control, self-denial and placed parental needs and wishes first. If those needs were abusive to the child, there was no choice but to block the hurtful behavior in order to hold onto adults who were loved and needed. Miller recognized the link between certain emotional problems in adulthood and repressed childhood anguish.

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