Self-Care for Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents: Honor Your Emotions, Nurture Your Self, and Live with Confidence Spiral-Bound |

Lindsay C. Gibson

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From the author of the self-help hit Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, this essential guide offers daily tips and tools to help readers heal the invisible wounds caused by growing up with immature parents. Readers will learn how to nurture self-discovery, trust their emotions, and stop putting others’ needs ahead of their own, so they can improve their relationships and build confidence in handling life’s challenges.

From the author of the self-help hit, Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents, this essential guide offers daily, practical ways to help you heal the invisible wounds caused by immature parents, nurture self-awareness, trust your emotions, improve relationships, and stop putting others’ needs ahead of your own.

If you grew up with an emotionally immature, unavailable, or selfish parent, you probably still struggle with anger, sadness, resentment, or shame. As a child, your emotional needs were not met, your feelings were dismissed, and you likely took on adult levels of responsibility in an effort to compensate for your parent’s behavior. Somewhere along the way, you lost your sense of self. And without this strong sense of self, you may feel like your own well-being isn’t valuable.

In this compassionate guide—written just for you, not them—you’ll find tips and tools to help you set boundaries with others, honor and validate your emotions, and thrive in the face of life’s challenges. You’ll discover how to protect yourself from hurtful behavior, stop making excuses for others’ limitations, forge healthier relationships, and feel more confident in your life. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to stop putting others’ needs before your own, and manage daily stressors with competence, clarity, and optimism.

Self-care means honoring and respecting the self. But when you grow up with emotionally immature parents, you are taught that setting limits is selfish and uncaring. You are taught to seek approval instead of authenticity in relationships. And you are taught that empathy and emotional awareness are liabilities, rather than assets. But there’s another way to go through life—one in which you can take care of yourself, first and foremost.

Let this book guide you toward a new way of being.

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Original Binding: Trade Paperback
Pages: 248 pages
ISBN-10: 1684039827
Item Weight: 0.58 lbs
Dimensions: 6.0 x 0.6 x 8.0 inches
Customer Reviews: 3 out of 5 stars 1,001 to 10,000 ratings
“Lindsay Gibson’s book is treasure trove of golden nuggets studded with practical insights, wisdom, and inspiration written in bite-size pieces by a serious, experienced professional who has a deep understanding of the human condition. As the child of two emotionally immature (EI) parents, I felt the book was a window into my soul reaching in, offering me a hand and lifting me up.”
—Arlene Ingram, retired PK-12 school counselor with thirty-five years’ experience; and former president of the Virginia Counselors Association, and of Potomac and Chesapeake Association for College Admissions Counseling
-Arlene Ingram
Lindsay C. Gibson, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice who specializes in individual psychotherapy with adult children of emotionally immature (EI) parents. She is author of Adult Children of Emotionally Immature Parents and Who You Were Meant to Be, and writes a monthly column on well-being for Tidewater Women magazine. In the past, she has served as adjunct assistant professor of graduate psychology at the College of William and Mary, as well as at Old Dominion University. Gibson lives and practices in Virginia Beach, VA.