How a Narcissist Treats His Children

The Brutal Truth and How to Help Them

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Have you ever wondered how a narcissist treats his children? They do not have a normal parent-child relationship with their children. The children are used for narcissistic supply, are given roles to play in the family drama, and are used to make the narcissist look good. The way a narcissist “parents” can cause psychological and emotional damage to the children.

Read on to see examples of narcissistic parenting and learn many ways to help children stay healthy even if they are in regular contact with a narcissist.

Table of Contents

· Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Parenting
· How a Narcissist Treats His Children
· The Golden Child, Scapegoat, and Forgotten Child
· The Other Parent’s Role in the Family Unit
· Examples of Abusive Behavior
· The Most Important Thing
· A Child Can Thrive With the Emotional Support of One Good Parent
· Teach Your Children What Healthy Relationships Look Like
· Help Your Children Learn to Set Healthy Boundaries
· Emotional Abuse vs. Emotional Support
· Good Self-Esteem
· Unconditional Love
· Self-Care Tip
· Teach Them How to Stay Safe
· Professional Help
· Good News

Narcissistic Personality Disorder and Parenting

A narcissistic mother or father puts their own needs above the needs of their children. They place high expectations on their children to achieve and make them look good to the rest of the world. Narcissistic parenting is damaging to a child’s development in many ways.

Family members are placed into certain roles by the narcissist, such as the scapegoat or golden child. They are turned against each other to create an unstable family dynamic. Control is maintained through engineered chaos and weakening of the family unit.

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Julia Freeman, Trauma Recovery Coach

I believe survivors of narcissistic abuse and domestic violence deserve to live in freedom and peace.