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Gifted Children, Parental Conflicts

Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child, 1981, 101

Often a child’s very gifts (his great intensity of feeling, depth of experience, curiosity, intelligence, quickness–and his ability to be critical) will confront his parents with conflicts that they have long sought to keep at bay by means of rules and regulations.   57 more words



It’s not personal, Folks, but I think I have to separate myself, I think I have to stop hoping that people might ever find me by searching for “parenting.” You’ll find a lot of people, and a lot of blogs, books, advice, bloggers with thousands, even hundreds of thousands of followers, but from a random sampling of the content, it’s all “parenting,” and in the overwhelming number of cases it’s all synonymous with “control.” I hope I’m not hurting feelings here, but be forewarned: if that’s what you’re talking about I’m not going to follow you. 728 more words


Identitatea şi sentimentele

Cine sunt eu dacă încerc sa-mi forţez sentimentele şi nu mai trebuie sa mai ştiu ce simt cu adevărat, ce vreau, ce am nevoie şi de ce? 105 more words


The Little Girl Within

I so often underestimate her goodness, kindness, knowledge, love, power, and the joy that comes from following her.  For over a decade I have consistently tried to cover her up and quiet her gentle, yet eternally soft call of endless strength.  333 more words

Spiritual Growth

Unconditional Love and the True Self

If a person is able, during the long process, to experience the reality that he was never loved as a child for what he was but for his achievement,success, and good qualities…he will be very deeply shaken, but one day he will feel the desire to end these efforts.

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The Drama of the "Gifted" Child (1)

As mentioned in my previous post, I was assigned homework by my therapist to read a book titled “The Drama of the Gifted Child” by Alice Miller. 979 more words



So, session number two.

I walked into my session, reminding myself not to cry. I cry a lot, but rarely in front of people. And there’s this unbearable feeling after I cry in front of someone. 1,548 more words