The Drama of Being a Child, Paperback Book
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The first publication of Drama of Being a Child and of this 1997 edition are separated by fifteen years of experience - the author's experience with her own self-therapy and with other recent therapy methods, and finally her knowledge of the life histories of the several thousand readers who have written to her.

The research into childhood she has undertaken in this period has led to further fine-tuning of her earlier findings, as is ocumented and illustrated here with an abundance of examples.

The author examines the consequences of repression at personal and social levels, the causes of the physical and psychological harm done to children and how this can be prevented, and finally the new methods at our disposal for dealing with the consequences of infant traumas.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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  • Category: Child abuse
  • ISBN: 9781860491016



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I was unable to discuss with my father any problems or difficulties I was facing because his inevitable response would be something like, "Stop whining!" or "You're just making excuses!"While reading this book and reflecting on how adversely severe the effects of my relationship with him have been on my life, I could still hear him listening to my thoughts and telling me that I am just making excuses, that I had an easy childhood, that if I feel that I am still suffering from wounds and disabilities as a result of the relationship I had with him, then it's because it's my fault, because I was too weak, just not good enough, just not able to live up to his properly high standards.My father was a bloody hypocrite.