Tag Archives: narcissistic parent

The Consequences of Narcissistic Parenting

by on July 19, 2020

Ideally, a child is given the freedom to explore and express their individuality so they can develop into a confident and well-balanced adult. This nurturing environment prioritizes the needs of the child over the parent without overindulgence. But this is not the case when one parent is a narcissist. Most children are unaware of their… (more…)

Road to Recovery from Narcissistic Parenting

by on April 1, 2019

Ida realized her mother was a narcissist in her early 20’s. But what she didn’t expect was the developmental impact on her childhood. Normally, a child is given the freedom to explore and express their individuality so they can develop into a confident and well-balanced adult. This nurturing environment prioritizes the needs of the child… (more…)

How To Heal From a Narcissistic Parent

by on October 7, 2018

The moment Brian first really understood the term Narcissistic Personality Disorder, a light bulb went off in his brain. He spent most of his life thinking he was crazy, lazy, and stupid – three words his father often said about him to other family members and friends. His father also severely and harshly disciplined him,… (more…)

Shaming Tactics

by on March 15, 2018

Click on title to listen, then play.   https://understanding-todays-narcissist.sounder.fm/episode/shaming-tactics

Impact of a Narcissist Parent on a Child

by on October 12, 2017

The child and the narcissist seem like polar opposites. The narcissistic parent is typically insensitive and uncaring towards the needs of others. By contrast, their child seems overly compassionate, caring, and highly attuned (almost to the point of compulsion) to needs of others. The child fails to see anything wrong with their narcissistic parent and… (more…)

How to Survive a Divorce with a Narcissist

by on October 5, 2017

After 15 years of marriage to her narcissistic husband, Jane finally asked for a divorce. They had been growing apart for the last 10 years and neither of them could have a simple conversation without it escalating into verbal assaults. Since her husband had mentioned divorce several times, Jane thought the process would be simple…. (more…)

12 Survival Tips for Living with a Narcissist

by on June 28, 2017

Sometimes leaving a narcissist is not an option. A parent recognizes their adult child as narcissistic but desperately wants to maintain a basic relationship. A spouse is uninclined to leave their narcissistic partner for several reasons such as economic, commitment, or (dare I say) love. A child realizes their parent is a narcissist but is… (more…)

What Is a Narcissist?

by on June 11, 2017

The word “Narcissist” has its origins in Greek mythology. Around 8 A.D., there is a story about a beautiful hunter named Narcissus who was exceptionally proud. In order to expose his arrogance, Nemesis (a longstanding rival and the origin of the word nemesis) drew him to a pool of water. Narcissus, upon seeing his reflection… (more…)

How Narcissistic Parenting Breeds Devastation

by on December 30, 2016

Ideally, a child is given the freedom to explore and express their individuality so they can develop into a confident and well-balanced adult. This nurturing environment prioritizes the needs of the child over the parent without overindulgence. But this is not the case when one parent is a narcissist. Most children are unaware of their… (more…)

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