Parents have battled with narcissism in the past and, in some cases, the narcissist is their child’s biological father.
But parents are not immune to this challenge.
In fact, a study published in the journal Child Development shows that parents’ coping strategies to deal with the challenge of narcissistic parenting are not the same as those of the child’s father.
“We found that children’s parenting styles were not very different between the mothers of narcissistic and nonnarcotic parents, but were more different for fathers of narcissistic parents than nonnacs,” says the study’s lead author, Dr. Sara Gebreselassie, a psychologist at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.
“In general, we found that fathers of narcissists were more likely to be abusive and inattentive in their parenting.
In addition, the children of narcissistic mothers were more vulnerable to physical and sexual abuse than children of nonnarrative mothers.”
Dr. Gebroselassies research, published in Child Development, also found that narcissism and narcissistic parenting were not mutually exclusive, but that parents who were narcissistic tended to do the more abusive and controlling parenting.
“The child of a narcissistic father may be more likely than the child of an nonnac to experience and tolerate physical and psychological abuse and neglect,” the researchers write.
“Moreover, parents of narcissistic fathers also were more concerned about their children’s well-being, and tended to neglect their own children, and to provide less support to their children than their nonnaticos.”
Researchers also found a significant difference in parenting styles between narcissistic and not-narcotics.
For example, narcissistic parents were more involved in their childrens lives than non-naticous parents.
And, fathers of non-parents were more inclined to neglect the children than fathers of narcissists.
In fact, narcissistic mothers and fathers had the most challenging parenting styles, with narcissistic fathers more likely and non- narcissistic fathers less likely to meet these parenting needs.
“It is clear that narcissistic parenting is associated with high levels of physical and emotional maltreatment, as well as high levels and severity of sexual abuse and other types of neglect, and that parents of nonfamily narcissistic individuals are at increased risk for poor outcomes,” Dr. Gechserassies study authors write.
In their research, the researchers used data from a nationally representative sample of children from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health.
This included 5,058 children ages 7 to 18.
They analyzed the children’s social and emotional development, and the child personality traits and behaviors, and measured parental parenting styles.
Dr. Hillel Klein, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Colorado, Denver, was not involved in the research.
She says that, for her, it is important to remember that children are still developing.
“I don’t think we have a lot of understanding of what kind of emotional needs and needs for emotional stability we are going to have in the future,” she says.
“We have to be able to understand that children have a complex, complex, human psychology and they will have many more years to develop than we do.”
Dr Klein says that parents should not assume that their child will be happy or secure if they choose to become narcissistic parents.
“My own opinion is that we do not want our children to be the ones to tell us what to do,” she said.
It is also important for parents themselves to understand their child.””
It is not enough for parents to say that they are going through a crisis of the mother.
It is also important for parents themselves to understand their child.”
Dr Gebrosse’s research found that the more narcissistic a parent was, the more likely they were to engage in physical abuse and abuse of authority, neglect of needs and rights, and failure to treat their children with compassion.
“Children of narcissistic families are more likely then other children to engage physically in physical and/or sexual abuse, neglect, or abuse of their children,” she concludes.
“They also have a higher likelihood of being neglected, and of being physically abused by their mother, father, or other family member.
The research indicates that narcissists are more prone to narcissistic personality disorders than other children.”
Parents who are narcissistic have been found to be more violent and antisocial.
Their behavior can be quite violent, and they may engage in some acts of violence.