Alice Miller, child abuse and mistreatment

APRIL 2010

MARCH 2010

FEBRUARY 2010

JANUARY 2010

DECEMBER 2009

NOVEMBER 2009

OCTOBER 2009

SEPTEMBER 2009

AUGUST 2009

JULY 2009

JUNE 2009

MAY 2009

APRIL 2009

MARCH 2009

FEBRUARY 2009

JANUARY 2009

DECEMBER 2008

NOVEMBER 2008

OCTOBER 2008

SEPTEMBER 2008

AUGUST 2008

JULY 2008

JUNE 2008

MAY 2008

APRIL 2008

MARCH 2008

FEBRUARY 2008

JANUARY 2008

DECEMBER 2007

NOVEMBER 2007

OCTOBER 2007

SEPTEMBER 2007

AUGUST 2007

JULY 2007

JUNE 2007

MAY 2007

APRIL 2007

MARCH 2007

FEBRUARY 2007

JANUARY 2007

DECEMBER 2006

NOVEMBER 2006

OCTOBER 2006

SEPTEMBER 2006

AUGUST 2006

JULY 2006

JUNE 2006

MAY 2006

APRIL 2006

MARCH 2006

FEBRUARY 2006

JANUARY 2006

DECEMBER 2005

NOVEMBER 2005

OCTOBER 2005

SEPTEMBER 2005

AUGUST 2005

JULY 2005

The fourth or fifth commendment?
Monday August 07, 2006

Hi,
I have been greatly helped in my recovery from abuse at the hands and voices of my parents due to the research and writing of Alice Miller, and I want to first express my thanks and acknowledgment of that fact.

Since she and her colleagues are taking on some foundational imperatives of the patriarchy - most notably those found in the Judeo-Christian tradition which give absolute primacy to the ego-wishes of the often hugely misinformed and therefore egregiously damaging parents - I think it is important for you to know of an error on your "Books" link, of which you have been probably been informed multiple times by now.

But just in case you haven't: in the text describing Dr. Miller's latest book The Body Never Lies, the writer mis-cites the heavenly injunction of "Honor The Father and Mother" as being the Fourth Commandment, when in fact it is the Fifth.

I know Dr. Miller and her colleagues are taking on very fundamentalist precepts about child-rearing that are supported and maintained by such fundamentalist texts as the Judeo-Christian Bible, and to not inspire anyone from that camp to dismiss what your research and eloquently diligent argument defends, I thought you would not want the nay-sayers to dismiss you on this kind of mistaken technicality.

With deep thanks and best wishes, S. C.

You can find the answer to your query in the footnote on page 14 and 15 of Alice Miller’s book "The body never lies."

Top