So what happens if someone doesn’t want to return to childhood? Well, at least not when it comes to their own childhood. I’m always quick to point out that it’s never too late to have a great childhood. That being said, one of the great tragedies in life is when someone’s childhood is ruined, particularly by abuse or… really bad parenting.
I’m not one for pointing fingers or blaming others — that’s childish — but for those of you out there who need some tips on getting past a less than stellar upbringing, maybe this book by Nina Brown will help. I cracked up at the title: Children of the Self-Absorbed: A Grown-Up’s Guide to Getting over Narcissistic Parents.
I have not personally read the book, but it might be worth checking out. You may find some good answers in there.
I just hope it doesn’t become the instruction manual for today’s kids.
[tags]Nina Brown, Children of the Self-Absorbed, child abuse, bad parents, parenting, childhood[/tags]