The Drama of Bieng a Child Author:Alice Miller "Alice Miller's startling insights into child development are shared with us here as she explains her conviction that violence and cruelty in society have their roots in conventional child rearing and in education. She shows how many children, adapted from birth to the needs and ambitions of their parents, lose the ability to experience and exp... more »ress their true feelings, eventually to become estranged from their real selves. In sublimating their full potential in order to fulfil the desires of their parents, they impede the creativity, vitality and integrity that is authentically their own. Many people who have read her books have discovered within themselves the little child they once were.
This may explain the strong and deep reactions Alice Miller's books have evoked in so many readers."« less
Alice Miller remains one of the giants in the field of child abuse psychology. This book examines child rearing practices and how forcing your child to be a conduit of your dreams stunts your child's growth -or worse. Easy reading with an almost hypnotic quality, children of narcissistic type parents will recognize how they were manipulated and never given a voice.