If You Had Controlling Parents: How to Make Peace with Your Past and Take Your Place in the World by Dan NeuharthDo you sometimes feel as if you are living your life to please others? Do you give other people the benefit of the doubt but second-guess yourself? Do you struggle with perfectionism, anxiety, lack of confidence, emotional emptiness, or eating disorders? In your intimate relationships, have you found it difficult to get close without losing your sense of self?
If so, you may be among the fifteen million adults in the United States who were raised with unhealthy parental control. In this groundbreaking bestseller by accomplished family therapist Dan Neuharth, Ph.D., youll discover whether your parents controlled eating, appearance, speech, decisions, feelings, social life, and other aspects of your childhood—and whether that control may underlie problems you still struggle with in adulthood. Packed with inspiring case studies and dozens of practical suggestions, this book shows you how to leave home emotionally so you can improve assertiveness, boundaries, and confidence, quiet you inner critics, and bring more balance to your moods and relationships. Offering compassion, not blame, Dr. Neuharth helps you make peace with your past and avoid overcontrolling your children and other loved ones.
Toxic parents who bring us pain
What does the Bible say about? Here for the third time I am ready to come to you. And I will not be a burden, for I seek not what is yours but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.
Dear Grace: Overbearing Parents
How can I discipline my child without breaking their spirit? (Ask Dr. Stanley)
Carola is a Christian writer and author of several books. She writes about Christian living, the Bible, relationships, and other topics. When I was in my late teens and early 20's, I struggled with a lot with depression, anger, and hurt—in part because of the way I grew up. My parents could also be distant at times. My emotional needs were neglected. During this time, I was studying the Bible and talking to Christian friends.
If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her,. Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Here for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.