Adult children of emotionally immature parents : how to heal from distant, rejecting, or self-involved parents
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Holdable?||Status||Due Date|
|Prince Rupert Library||616.89156 Gibs (Text)||33294002077535||Adult Non-Fiction||Volume hold||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781626251724
- ISBN: 9781626251717
- ISBN: 1626251703
- ISBN: 9781626251700
vi, 201 pages ; 23 cm
- Publisher: Oakland, California : New Harbinger Publications, Inc., 
- Copyright: ©2015.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-201).|
|Summary, etc.:||"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."--|
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|Subject:||Dysfunctional families -- Psychological aspects
Adult children of dysfunctional families -- Mental health
- ForeWord Magazine Reviews : "ForeWord Magazine Reviews 2015 - Fall Issue: September 1, 2015"
A soothing, healing work for teens and adults whose lives bear the mark of their parents' immaturity.
Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: How to Heal from Distant, Rejecting, or Self-Involved Parents, by Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD, gives practical insight into a prevalent problem.
The topic is not often mentionedâadults whose lives bear the mark of their parents' emotional immaturityâbut once it comes up, it seems almost ubiquitous. While many of these adults function well, the remnants of their childhood follow them: resentment, isolation, fear. Gibson offers her experience and research as a clinical psychologist to help these adult children; the goal is not to change the parents, but for the children to find freedom and healing. Gibson presents a good balance of dissecting the past and looking to the future, including real-life stories and exercises to transform the theoretical into personal and practical.
Gibson's approach is methodical and practical. She describes the four types of immature parent: emotional, driven, passive, and rejecting. Then she explains how adult children manifest the effects of this parenting. The most powerful chapter is "How to Identify Emotionally Mature People"âhaving grown up with the opposite, it can be hard to see what healthy looks like. Whereas emotionally immature people are "self-referential, not self-reflective," emotionally mature people "make you feel seen and understood."
The book is impeccably clearâfrom the chapter titles all the way down to sentence structure and word choice. The end-of-chapter summaries help when content is overwhelming. This utter lack of confusion makes the book quite soothing, despite the heavy subject. The soothing effect is amplified by Gibson's caring, knowledgeable voiceâit's easy to believe her when she says, "I wish the very best for you."
This book can be a source of healing for adult children of these kinds of parentsâparticularly for young adults. But it's also insightful for bosses, therapists, friends, and anyone else who works with, cares for, and supports the people described in this book. Gibson's professional background allows her to anticipate people's emotions and reticenceâand urge them gently forward.
All in all, Gibson offers compassion and hope to people who've been hurt.Â© 2015 Foreword Magazine, Inc. All Rights Reserved.