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Families and How to Survive Them (1983)

by Robin Skynner, John Cleese

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My goodness, was this accepted as true thirty years ago?

Robin Skynner says that the parents are to blame for everything that goes wrong in a child, except they can't help it because of their parents. Pretty hopeless, really.

Especially to blame for sexual 'deviance'. He specifically doesn't want homosexuallity called perversion, but he is convinced that it is caused by the upbringing and could be cured if the patient really wanted that. (But too much trouble really, so we don't bother. And we won't insist on rubbing it in that it's really very abnormal, even if it is. Aren't we kind and considerate?)

He also seems to think that all interaction between mental and physical illness starts at the mental side, and that medicinal care could be replaced with psychiatric treatment. ( )
1 vote MarthaJeanne | Feb 20, 2014 |
Spooky good. Some may question the science, and I wondered if the information is dated, but it made so much sense that I have nothing bad to say about it. ( )
  MsNikki | Jan 22, 2012 |
Written in an unconventional dialogue form, this book explores the inner workings of the modern family, and the interactions between couples and their children.
  antimuzak | Nov 25, 2005 |
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Cleese, Johnmain authorall editionsconfirmed
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Written in an unconventional dialogue form, this book explores the inner workings of the modern family, and the interactions between couples and their children.

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