Tag Archives: narcissistic parent

Is My Child A Narcissist?

by on December 17, 2016

With the definition and examples of narcissism so prevalent in our culture, it is easy to wonder if a child is a budding narcissist. This is especially concerning when those examples are prominent sports athletes, glorified actors/actresses, or dominate leaders in politics or business that the child admires. So how does a person know if… (more…)

The Scariest of Personalities – Narcissistic Mothers

by on November 15, 2016

Ever wonder what makes Cinderella’s stepmother, Snow White’s stepmother, and Rapunzel’s adopted mother so evil? They are the most hated of characters precisely because their mothering instincts are contrary to a nurturing mother. Cinderella’s stepmother is a humiliating narcissistic parent who neglected and snubbed her daughter after the trauma of losing her father. Snow White’s… (more…)

How to Set Adult Boundaries with Narcissistic Parents

by on July 26, 2016

When adults realize they were the product of a narcissistic parent, it can shock them into a state of grief. Instantly, they go from idealizing the narcissist to grieving their lost childhood and the God-like image of their parent. Suddenly, the parent is transformed from larger than life to a deeply insecure human being. With… (more…)

7 Steps in Healing From a Narcissistic Parent

by on July 21, 2016

Healing from a narcissistic parent has a positive effect on all of the other close relationships in a person’s life. The distorted perception of reality a narcissistic parent imposes on a child can have damaging consequences as an adult at work and home. The lack of self-esteem, obsessive thinking, minimization of abuse, excessive anxiety, and… (more…)

7 Ways Narcissists Retaliate Through Children

by on May 10, 2016

Divorcing a narcissist doesn’t solve everything. While the day-to-day distance can elevate the stress, anxiety, depression, and frustration of living with a narcissist, it doesn’t stop them from being narcissistic. The next party on the victimization list is often the children. But really, the narcissist is just using the children to attack the ex-spouse (ES)…. (more…)

The Narcissistic Family: A Narcissist, An Exhausted Spouse and Anxious Children

by on April 15, 2016

The level of stress surrounding a narcissistic family is intense from the inside and picture perfect from the outside. As a member of the family (narcissists excluded), there is a constant state of walking on eggshells, questioning what did or did not happen, and minimizing personal feelings while elevating the narcissist’s feelings. From the outside… (more…)

Is Your Child Becoming Like Their Narcissistic Parent?

by on December 12, 2012

It can’t be.  While the narcissistic parent is insensitive and uncaring, your child seems overly compassionate, caring, and highly attuned, almost to the point of compulsion, to needs of others.  Your child fails to see anything wrong with the narcissistic parent and believes the parent to be near perfect.  Gratitude and praise flow off your… (more…)

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