Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive: 10th Anniversary Edition

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Author: Daniel J. Siegel, Mary Hartzell
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by Gemraticus   2019-11-17

Oh man! I'm taking care of my dad with dementia full time and half the time I want to murder him. It is HARD.

I strongly suggest that you find a psychotherapist to talk to and work this out with. It will take a few years but the earlier you start working through your emotions and feelings, the sooner you can move on with your life.

There are things worse than death. Anybody telling you "at least she's still alive," is not speaking through experience. They have no idea... Forgive them. And try not to let their words affect you. They are speaking through ignorance.

I cannot imagine being raised by a parent with dementia... Your feelings are valid. In case you cannot afford a therapist (totally plausible in our country), I suggest reading books. These suggestions may seem off topic, but i have found them to be very helpful in learning how people should interact, how the brain develops, and that there are people out there who interact with the people in their lives with empathy and compassion. You may find it empowering to educate yourself about brain development and psychology.

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I wish you luck in life!

by Justmurried   2019-11-17

It might not be exactly what you’re looking for, but “Parenting From the Inside Out” by Dan Spiegel was a profound read for me. I am a parent, but it helped me to understand more about the way my childhood impacted my brain development more than it helped me with parenting. Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive: 10th Anniversary Edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/039916510X/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_tmUoDbGN6QMYG