It's Sunita here.
Once I read Alice Miller's book, 'The Drama of The Gifted Child' I wondered why this book is not required reading for every adult before they choose to become a parent. Instead of all the other baby books out there, I believe, this is the seminal read for any human being who desires, and aims to be a loving parent to a baby.It is however, a very difficult read for those of us who may have suffered as a child. Because it is raw, honest, and descriptive, with tremendous clarity of how damage is done to children- in most cases, with no intention of doing so.
But it also is tremendously empowering to such individuals by outlining how to get out of the invisible prison of our childhood.
I offered this material to myself as a resource to start understanding my pain and dysfunction as an adult. It was immensely helpful in gaining a contextual understanding of the source of much of what was not working in my life. The 'Drama of The Gifted Child' helped me make sense of what I unconsciously felt, but had no language to express it with.
So, what say you?