When the Narcissist is the Parent. | elephant journal

From the article: Narcissists are usually deeply wounded and have little clue as to how their behaviour affects and destroys other people. Narcissists may use children to reinforce their low self-esteem.

As a parent, I am always walking a thin line between discipline and letting my child explore their own thoughts. I know that our parents damage us because many parents are trying to heal as adults while being parents. Our core issues stem from wounds inflicted in childhood. So I am ever so careful in my parenting to do the least possible damage.

However reading this article was almost a tour of torture. I cannot fathom how a person could twist their child’s perspective and be so emotionally abusive.

When the Narcissist is the Parent. | elephant journal