Types of parenting that can create a narcissist

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Types of parenting that can create a narcissist

There's 2 types of parenting that actually contribute to narcissism. One is the parent who places very string conditions on the lovability of their child. That doesn't mean they don't love their child. There's probably explanations for why - part of their own history. The love is conditional. They have high expectations for the child. Sometimes it's living vicariously through that child. Sometimes it's wanting the better life. That wanting it so much that it actually forfeits the chance to allow the child to grow and develop on their own unique way. And just love them and cherish them for their little self. The other type is the parents who is always taking care of the needs of the child. Never allowing them to struggle through, to try things on their own to fail. To learn from their mistakes. As a parents, you can't bear to see the child in distress ever even when it would be helpful for them as a life lesson.

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Wendy T. Behary, LCSW

Psychotherapist & Author

With 25 years post-graduate training and advanced level certifications, Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. She has been treating clients, training professionals and supervising psychotherapists for more than 20 years. Wendy is also on the faculty of the Cognitive Therapy Center and Schema Therapy Institute of New York, where she has trained and worked with Dr. Jeffrey Young since 1989. She is a founding fellow of The Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Dr. Aaron T. Beck). Wendy is also the President of the Executive Board of the International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST).

Wendy Behary has co-authored several chapters and articles on schema therapy and cognitive therapy. She is the author of the New Harbinger Publication (1st and upcoming 2nd edition) Disarming the Narcissist: Surviving and Thriving with the Self-Absorbed. Wendy has a specialty in treating narcissists and the people who live with and deal with them. As an author and an expert on the subject of narcissism, she is a contributing chapter author of several chapters on schema therapy for narcissism. She lectures both nationally and internationally to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subject of narcissism, relationships, and dealing with difficult people. Her work with industry has included speaking engagements focused on interpersonal conflict resolution. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, and couples experiencing relationship problems. She is also an expert in coaching individuals in interviewing, public speaking, and interpersonal skills enhancement.

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