Narcissistic Parents Use Their Children As Mirrors

Narcissistic parents don’t value children for the pure joy of having aNarcissistic Father Has Child Mirror Him child. No. They look at children as mirrors to reflect their false image of being exceptional, grandiose, and omniscient.

Children, to the narcissist, are like kegs of narcissistic supply. You tap them when you need to quench your thirst for attention and admiration, stashing them away when you go to drink somewhere else.

Narcissistic fathers only spend time with their children when it will fulfill some narcissistic need. As a kid, you catch on quickly and learn not to say to your dad, “Hey, you want to help me build this model?” He’d just stare as if you asked him to help you rob a bank. With a disgusted shake of his head, he’d go back to watching golf on TV. Continue reading