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How toxic parents create perfectionism in children

Have you seen the movie, ‘Mommy Dearest’ with Faye Dunaway in the leading role? It recounts the upbringing of Christina Crawford, the daughter of Hollywood starlet, Joan Crawford. Watching that movie brought a lot of tears in me and stirred negative emotions in my body. I’m not saying that my mom was like Joan Crawford, but the diva’s behavior reminded…

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How exactly narcissistic parents abuse their children?

Narcissistic parents abuse their children in subtle ways. As a result of volunteering for a support group that helps abused adult children, I learned how exactly narcissistic parents behave. My goal with this post is to raise awareness of the emotional abuse that often stays hidden in families with narcissists and with those who enable their behavior. Narcissistic parents are…

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20 hidden traits of a narcissistic parent

A narcissistic parent is hard to spot due to the mask he puts out in public. Sam Vaknin, self-proclaimed narcissist and author of the book, ‘Malignant self-love‘, describes the narcissist as a traumatized person who suffers from abandonment issues, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. He even goes as far as to suggest that the narcissism is a severe reaction…

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