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How NOT To Raise a Narcissist: Tips and Steps From a Researcher
There are some steps you can
As a researcher who specializes in narcissism and psychopathy, I frequently get questions from a diverse group of people who ask me how NOT to raise a narcissist. This includes adult children of narcissists who have suffered trauma at the hands of their parents and do not want to pass on generational trauma or repeat the cycle with their own children. It also includes parents who are co-parenting with narcissists who want to ensure their children don’t mirror the patterns of the narcissistic parent. We can use research and millions of lived experiences to guide parenting practices in healthier ways. Here are some steps.
Note: The steps in this article should not be seen as a judgment on parents whose children grow up to be narcissistic – rather, it is meant to be a helpful resource for parents who want to put their children in the best possible position to lead healthy lives.