• Children of the Self-Absorbed

  • A Grown-Up's Guide to Getting Over Narcissistic Parents
  • By: Nina W. Brown
  • Narrated by: Lisa Reneé Pitts
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 09-29-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (73 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Being a parent is usually all about giving of yourself to foster your child's growth and development. But what happens when this isn't the case? Some parents dismiss the needs of their children, asserting their own instead, demanding attention and reassurance from even very young children. This may especially be the case when a parent has narcissistic tendencies or narcissistic personality disorder. From the author of Working with the Self-Absorbed and Loving the Self-Absorbed, this major revision of a self-help classic offers a step-by-step approach to resolving conflict and building a meaningful relationship with a narcissistic parent. The second edition of Children of the Self-Absorbed offers clear definitions of narcissism and narcissistic personality disorder to help you identify the extent of your parent's problem. You'll learn the different types of destructive narcissism and how to recognize their effects on relationships. With the aid of proven techniques, you'll discover that you're not helpless against your parent's behavior and that you needn't consider giving up on the relationship. Instead, realistic strategies and steps are suggested for learning to set mutually agreed upon behaviors that can help you fulfull your needs and expectations.
©2001 Nina W. Brown (P)2011 Tantor
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4 out of 5 stars
By sarah on 11-18-11

content good

Although the content is really helpful and well thought out the way it is written is dull and requires you to do alot of paper work. I prefer a format that delivers the message through story/case study and places less emphasis on questionaires. However the content truely is helpful and good to work through. Ok Naration.

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3 out of 5 stars
By maxwell on 07-09-12


I was annoyed at the compromising attitude of this book. Basically it understates a very serious form of bad parenting and child abuse.

Narcissism, is a serious form of Personality Disorder and is a lesser form of Psychopathy. Such people are grossly destructive by choice and should in no way be indulged! Infact, like the Terminator, they can't be taught, or bargained with. Use the propositions in this book 'they will be back'! Oh the pain....

No thanks...

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rhian on 09-20-16

Really helpful!

Somewhat of a robotic performance but the information is very helpful. Make use of the bookmarks as you'll want to repeat some bits.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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