The Drama of the Gifted Child

Posted on Mar 20, 2013 in Books, Parenting

by Alice Miller (Basic Books, 1996)

Thoughtful insight into how so many adults learned to hide their own feelings and needs as children in an effort to meet parents’ desires and expectations. ‘Gifted’ does not mean top student and special talents, but a child that survives an abusive or traumatic childhood by developing the capacity to become numb. But Miller highlights how surviving is not enough and explores how to help in the discovery of one’s own truth.