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Families and How to Survive Them

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It takes the form of a conversation between English funnyman, John Cleese and his psychologist, Robin Skinner. This book looks at psychiatry for the layman, in terms of why some people are happy while others aren't; why some people have repressed emotions, and what happens to them; what can cause people to become 'stuck' in their development from babyhood. How we chose our partners and how families repeat patterns of behaviour down through the generations is looked at in great depth.

Being pregnant probably helped as I'm very open to creating a fabulously nurturing environment for my little sproglett whilst trying to figure out how to handle my current step-mother hang ups and the fear of separate families, me and mine versus him and his.

The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. This isn't a stereotypical self-help type of book and that makes it THE book that could save your marriage and/or the way you relate to your children. John Cleese (ator, do Monty Python) e o psiquiatra Robin Skynner conversam sobre casamento, filhos, amor, educação, paranoias, tudo aquilo que nos preocupa.

Um livro com quase 30 anos mas com muitas coisas interessantes para vivermos a vida mais informados. Even now, as an empty-nester, I can see a lot of value in this for self-help, working out how people tick, and why some are so much easier to get along with than others. Povinná literatura pro všechny, kteří uvažují o tom, že by si jednoho dne mohli někoho vzít a mít s ním nedejbože dítě. There are some great ideas in here still, and the dialogue format is very engaging and easy to read, but reading it from thirty-ish years later, be prepared to discard a lot as you go.This was also in the form of a convivial conversation between Cleese and Skynner and following the same structure as the book, albeit in an abridged form. This time I found it much more interesting, possibly because I have my time for non fiction now and also because I am in a better place in my life.

I also have the life book to wade through but I think I'll have a break before doing so to give my subconscious the time to chew the fat. Guiding us through the daily issues that confront us all, FAMILIES AND HOW TO SURVIVE THEM offers vital advice in helping each of us to maintain a happy, healthy family life. The structure is roughly chronological in that it discusses human life from starting a relationship to first baby and the child's developmental stages up to the child being sexually mature and ready for marriage. The book takes the form of a series of dialogues between Skynner, playing the role of therapist, and Cleese, who adopts the role of inquisitive lay person.Some reviews pick up on the old fashioned family roles and strict parenting style advocated by Skynner, who of course argues this just reflects his years of clinical experience, but then again, this is a book from the early 80s, so his experience was from working with couples and families in the 60s and 70s, so the adults will have reached maturity in the 40s and 50s, and only a few in the 60s, so unsurprisingly the feedback from Skynner's practise will seem to the younger reader rather conservative. The important posts he successfully filled were senior tutor (psychotherapy) at the Institute of Psychiatry, honorary assistant consultant psychiatrist at Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospital and physician in charge of the Department of Psychiatry at Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children, London.

He was educated at St Austell County School and at Blundell's School, after which, at the age of 18, he volunteered for the Royal Air Force (RAF), and was selected as a prospective bomber pilot.Homosexuals are deviants and are the way they are because they missed a stage in childhood, hmm, really? Um livro bastante interessante sobre a dinâmica das famílias que se baseia numa conversa entre Robin Skynner (psiquiatra) e Jonh Cleese (um dos fundadores dos Monty Pynton). It's fairly light-hearted, written with some humour, plenty of anecdotes, and a few fascinating digressions. I already know a great deal of what they were discussing, but I found revisiting the topics in this friendly format gave me a firmer understanding.

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