Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents

How to Heal From Distant, Rejecting, or Self-involved Parents

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
Rate this:
1
Baker & Taylor
Provides skills to help the adult children of emotionally unavailable, immature, or selfish parents move on from feelings of loneliness and abandonment and find healthy ways to meet their own emotional needs.

New Harbinger Pubns Inc
What happens when children are more mature than their parents? Growing up with an emotionally unavailable, immature, or selfish parent is painful, but rarely discussed. In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay C. Gibson exposes an often overlooked, yet extremely common syndrome that shapes the lives of so many people. Gibson also provides powerful skills to help the adult children of self-centered parents gain the insight they need to move on from feelings of loneliness and abandonment, and find healthy ways to meet their own emotional needs.

If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you may have lingering feelings of anger, loneliness, betrayal, or abandonment. You may recall your childhood as a time when your emotional needs were not met, when your feelings were dismissed, or when you took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. These wounds can be healed, and you can move forward in your life.

In this breakthrough book, clinical psychologist Lindsay Gibson exposes the destructive nature of parents who are emotionally immature or unavailable. You will see how these parents create a sense of neglect, and discover ways to heal from the pain and confusion caused by your childhood. By freeing yourself from your parents’ emotional immaturity, you can recover your true nature, control how you react to them, and avoid disappointment. Finally, you’ll learn how to create positive, new relationships so you can build a better life.

Discover the four types of difficult parents:

  • The emotional parent instills feelings of instability and anxiety
  • The driven parent stays busy trying to perfect everything and everyone
  • The passive parent avoids dealing with anything upsetting
  • The rejecting parent is withdrawn, dismissive, and derogatory



Baker
& Taylor

A landmark book, exposing an often overlooked, yet extremely common syndrome, provides powerful skills to help the adult children of emotionally unavailable, immature or selfish parents move on from feelings of loneliness and abandonment and find healthy ways to meet their own emotional needs. Original.

Publisher: Oakland, CA :, New Harbinger Publications, Inc.,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781626251700
1626251703
Characteristics: vi, 201 pages ; 23 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

b
BASLM
Mar 19, 2018

The author brings clarity that unmet needs and denial of emotions leads us down the wrong path: one of pathologizing ourselves ... and this is not helpful. What IS helpful is s-l-o-w-i-n-g down our emotional reactivity to find out how we really think and feel about something/someone and giving ourselves validation and self-acceptance - don't wait for your parents (or anyone else) to give it to you. Your needs are important and your parents are not the only source to get those needs met. Let them off the hook and you let yourself off the hook from playing out this fantasy.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at MenloPark

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top