Have you ever seen the movie Mommie Dearest? Do you remember the scene where she awakened her adopted children by screaming, crying, and having a temper tantrum over iron vs. plastic hangers? The emotional intensity, the roller-coaster mood swings, and the self-centeredness of her anger frightened her children. Sadly, her emotional lability didn’t stop here:
This article will discuss the 4 types of emotionally immature parents that Dr. Gibson mentions in her book. You can find my review of her book on PsychCentral.com.