Q & A -Does a child of NPD have to adore and agree with them always?

It’s true that a parent with Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) may have a strong need for admiration and attention from others, including their own children. This can lead to a dynamic where the child is expected to constantly provide the parent with praise and reassurance, and may be punished or criticized if they fail to do so.

As a result, children of parents with NPD may become skilled at adapting to the parent’s needs and desires, and may learn to behave in ways that are designed to please the parent and avoid conflict. This can lead to a range of negative outcomes, including a lack of autonomy, low self-esteem, and difficulties in forming healthy relationships with others.

It’s important for parents and caregivers to recognize the potential impact of NPD on children and to take steps to protect and support them. This may include seeking professional help and support, setting boundaries with the parent, and providing the child with opportunities for healthy expression and exploration of their own feelings and desires.

Author: Linda Turner

Coaching and Therapy Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP, EMDR and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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