narcissistic parents

How Narcissistic Parents Weaken Our Sense Of A Personal Boundary.

Because narcissistic parents are so unpredictable, and their mood changes so mercurial and frightening, the young child quickly learns, largely on an unconscious level, that s/he (i.e. the young child) must be able to ‘read’, with great precision, such a parent’s feelings and emotions lest s/he fails to respond in such a way that meets …

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Narcissistic Parents’ Contradictory Behaviour: Neediness And Grandiosity

The Narcissistic Parent : One of the most confusing and frustrating aspects of dealing with a narcissistic parent is that they seem to have two sides to their personality which appear to be diametrically opposed (although, actually, they are inter-related – two sides of the same coin, as it were). The dichotomy at the heart …

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Effects of Narcissistic Parents Who ‘Parentify’ Their Child

A ‘parentified’ child is a term that psychologists use to refer to a situation between the child and the parent in which a role-reversal has occurred resulting in the child having to care for the parent (emotionally and/or physically) rather than the other way around. I have already written articles about narcissistic parents (e.g. click here) …

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