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This is the Way to Protect Your Kids from Pathological Narcissism
Monday, April 02, 2018
So many people write in with questions about how they can protect their children from parents or relatives with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) or other personality disorders.
They're terrified, with good reason, that even if their ex or other relative isn't physically abusive, their self-involved behaviors, lying, and manipulation will hurt their children emotionally.
The good news is that you have far more power to protect your children than you may realize.
We already know from research what drives pathological narcissism--and we know even more about what protects children emotionally from traumatic experiences we may not be able to prevent--and for many of us, that means mitigating the damage our children may suffer at the hands of a partner we ourselves left precisely because of their abusive or neglectful nature.
In this video I describe:
The one approach guaranteed to protect your children emotionally no matter what adversity or emotional--and even physical-- danger they face
The type of parenting mostly likely to promote that approach
The strategy you need to prevent yourself from becoming more narcissistic if you're the child of a narcissistic parent.
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After teaching at local universities, Dr. Malkin became a Chief Psychologist at Harvard Medical School’s Cambridge Hospital, in Cambridge Massachusetts, where he instructed interns, residents, and fellows in the theory and practice of psychotherapy. In 2003, he left this position to expand his private practice and continued to supervise and teach for Harvard Medical School’s training program. Read More...