The Drama of the Gifted Child
144 pages, 2008
science & nature1064 books
In this revolutionary classic, the bestselling author of The Drama of the Gifted Child sheds light on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and pain. Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parent's expectations. Alice Miller writes, When I used the word gifted in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb…. Without this gift offered us by nature, we would not have survived. But merely surviving is not enough.
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