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Toxic Parents: Overcoming Their Hurtful Legacy and Reclaiming Your Life

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8 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

Religion in psychological child abuse is missing

As with many other "toxic parent" books, no coverage is given to the issue of strong dogmatic parental religiosity and the "hand off" of the child to an abusive religious educational system (mainstream or cult). The issue of overly religious parents who use dogmatic rel...
As with many other "toxic parent" books, no coverage is given to the issue of strong dogmatic parental religiosity and the "hand off" of the child to an abusive religious educational system (mainstream or cult). The issue of overly religious parents who use dogmatic religious beliefs to give authority to their abuse seems to be a minefield authors avoid. Dr Forward too, hides from mention of this type of psychological abuse. After the adult child of toxic parents confronts those parents, how are they then supposed to confront the angry, over bearing, all powerful god figure who was in league with the parents and may be no more real than Santa Claus or the Boogie Man?

posted by Alterboy on May 15, 2010

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3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

Toxic.... but why?

In this book Susan Forward focus almost singlemindedly on parents as tyrrants, without taking a deeper look into the family dynamics. Important topics such as the odepial conflict is not mentioned in the book. But the book can be useful in many ways. With this book y...
In this book Susan Forward focus almost singlemindedly on parents as tyrrants, without taking a deeper look into the family dynamics. Important topics such as the odepial conflict is not mentioned in the book. But the book can be useful in many ways. With this book you need to be careful not to fall too much prey of victim conscoiusness and rage. So, the solution the book offers: confronting your parents, and blaming them for all the bad things they did to you, can be dangerous if done too quickly (after reading the book) or without some understanding about family dynamics. This is a book to be used with wisdom.

posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2005

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2012

    ok

    I'm cool, just took a while to get get here, when I first tried to get the book they said 2to3 days it took much longer.

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    Posted May 5, 2010

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