Children raised by narcissistic parents tend to have low self-esteem, over-achieving tendencies, and/or self-sabotaging behaviors as adults due to the possessive, critical, and controlling nature of their parents. Pinpointing this mental disorder can be difficult as many parents may display some narcissistic qualities, however, recognizing the common themes among actual narcissistic mothers and fathers is vital. Lisa Goodpaster, parental alienation survivor and childhood trauma educator, can speak on how to identify a narcissistic parent and the detrimental effects they have on their children. She is the founder of The Stephood Project - a social awareness campaign addressing parental alienation and the danger of not co-parenting our kids. She is also a motivational speaker who helps families and professionals understand the complex issues that arise.
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