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For Your Own Good: Hidden Cruelty in Child-Rearing and the Roots of… (1980)
by Alice Miller
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0374522693, Paperback)Miller explores the backgrounds of extreme cases of self-destructive and violent individuals to further her theories on longterm consequences of abusive childrearing. Her conclusions about what creates a drug addict, a murderer, even a Hitler, stray far from psychoanalytic dogma about human nature. Miller paints a jolting picture of the violent world each generation helps shape when traditional upbringing, with its hidden cruelty, is perpetuated. She also offers a way out by striving to resensitize the child in the adult, to unlock an emotional life frozen in repression.
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Explores the backgrounds of extreme cases of self-destructive and violent individuals to further her theories on long term consequences of abusive child rearing.
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