Book Reviews of The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self

The Drama of the Gifted Child: The Search for the True Self
The Drama of the Gifted Child The Search for the True Self
Author: Alice Miller
ISBN-13: 9780465016914
ISBN-10: 046501691X
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 113
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Basic Books
Book Type: Paperback
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There is much discussion of anal/oral fixations and Oedipal compulsions. It was as if the author more or less used the language of her time (the 70's) to justify her thinking. However, there is one point that is very strong: When a mother is not properly and lovingly raised as a unique person when she is a child, she will find it difficult to allow her own children to grow up with their own unique identies. I have seen this in my own childhood.
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I thought the book was very challenging and thought provoking. I would recommend it for helping to search how our childhood effects us.
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Classic guide to the inner workings of these unique children. Must for every parents of a intellectually, emotionally or physically gifted child.
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(Subhead: The Search for the True Self.) Identifying how parents treat children and how the world appears to children as they're indoctrinated into rules, expectations and attitudes all around them... chapter titles are: I - The Drama of the Gifted Child and the Psychoanalyst's Narcissistic Disturbance. __ - Depression and Grandiosity as Related Forms of Narcissistic Disturbance. III - The Vicious Circle of Contempt.
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A must for anyone who had a demanding parent who made them feel small. This book is about surviving narcissistic abuse from a parent. Profounds
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This is a very compelling book to read. While we deny our childhood traumas, this book provokes a sense of sadness deep inside ourselves. I do not recommend reading this without therapy. Otherwise, you will experience more anxiety, since it does not give you instructions on how to recover from these revelations.
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Very psycho-babbley. Bleak, whiny, and depressing. p.s. As the author gets to quickly, gifted in this title does not refer to smart, it refers to abused. Perhaps if I'd read the back of the book, I would not have been so disappointed.
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About sensitive, alert children
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The "drama" of the gifted- ie sensative, alet- child consists of his/her ecognition at a very early ageof his/her parents' needs and of adaptation to those needs.
Dr. Miller discusses the experience of childrens' inability to experience authentic emotions.She tries to help them regain the lost capacity for genuine feeling.