One of the most important books I have read, and I read A LOT.
Alice Miller does a great job in connecting childhood trauma, abuse, and neglect to irrational, deviant, and violent adult behaviors.
This is a book everyone should read, especially parents or soon to be parents or anyone in the helping professions.
This book was recommended by a friend to understand what MAY have happened in our childhood that has created such awful adult behaviors. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Pete
Eye opener ... For all the arrogant parents who think they know what they're doing raising children. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Gregory Brylski
Impressive argument that harsh parenting causes lifelong pain, and in some cases dysfunction at a national level. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard Gilbert
A classic in the field, well worth the read by anyone who wants to know what drives parenting styles. Highly recommend.Published 2 months ago by Deborah Balaam
I found the book to be very interesting and agree for the most part with the author. However, I am not sure ALL murderers have had a bad upbringing where they were whipped or even... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Sarah L. Brooks
Also, circumcision (I know that Alice critiques this elsewhere), needle stabbing, formula feeding (Alice addresses this here in terms of skin contact and nurturing), and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by broadfork
Early part of the book, detailing German pedagogy makes slightly tedious reading but the case studies in the later section are superb and well worth study.Published 7 months ago by Tony Hegarty
The ultimate question remains: how did the "first" parents (because if you go back far enough, there had to have been those) get to be violent? Read morePublished 7 months ago by amlieithog
This is a book everyone should read, especially parents or soon to be parents or anyone in the helping professions.Published 8 months ago by Robert Lastiri