What it’s like to live with your authoritarian parents
Parents can expect a “heavy workload”, but they can also expect the occasional “outrage”.
The new book “What It’s Like to Live with Your Authoritarian Parent” has been described as the first to explore the complex and often painful aspects of authoritarian parenting.
It has been hailed as a “gut-wrenching and sometimes painful” look at a relationship that is often at odds with the parent’s values.
The author, psychologist and author Patricia Dreyfuss, argues that children who are “solitary, disempowered, isolated and alone” are “a bit of a social outcast”.
She says that the lack of support is often a major contributor to the problems that can develop between parents.
It’s important to note that the book focuses on parents, not children.
Dreyfuses father of two sons, David, was the author of “I Am My Father”.
She wrote about him and his relationship with his mother in the book.
“I do think David and his mother were really a reflection of how much they needed to have each other,” she says.
“They didn’t need each other for anything, and so I think that is the most important thing.”
The author’s book explores how parents’ values can clash with their children’s needs.
Drefuss writes about the father-son dynamic as a way of coping with the difficulties his sons are having.
“We don’t want to be the ones who say, ‘You know, Dad, you need to do this,’ ” she says in the interview.
“The other thing that we don’t really want to do is be the one who has to do everything and everything is an invitation to do the things that are not right.”
DreyFuss has been critical of the “burden of guilt” that parents often feel when their children are struggling.
“A lot of the time it’s just the parents, like, ‘Well, you know, I’m sorry that we didn’t do this better,'” she says, adding that she hopes the book will give parents a “way out”.
She also says she hopes it will inspire more parents to speak out about their own issues with their parenting styles.
“And I think it’s important that we as parents acknowledge that this is an issue and this is not just an issue for women,” she said.
“It’s not just a male issue.
It’s a human issue.”
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