Posts Tagged: narcissistic children
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, where 17 students and staff were killed in February, say gun control activist David Hogg does not represent them.
Hogg, 17, and other teen activists are among the Parkland school students who are being exploited by leftist news organizations, such as CNN, to push for gun control laws.
Most babies are born innocent, and through socialization with other children they learn to share and be loving and compassionate human beings.
Then there are the children who, through no fault of their own, are spoiled rotten because one or both parents lack self-esteem and they tend to live vicariously through their children to inflate their own egos.
The following is a repost of my Medical Minute on raising narcissistic children, originally published on April 21, 2013.
The values we instill in our children while they're young will shape the adults he or she will become.
Photos in this post are shown for illustrative purposes only.
Troubled singer Chris Brown is trying his best to be a good father by overindulging his only child, Royalty. Brown, who grew up in a violent single-parent household, did not have a good foundation to learn good parenting skills because his own mother lacked good parenting skills.
With the Charleston Church Shooting dominating headlines, many in the news media are tossing around the words 'sociopath' and 'psychopath' as if they are interchangeable. But there are distinct differences between the two personalities that sets them apart from each other.
To make it simple, a sociopath is someone with a personality disorder (like narcissism) who is less likely to kill you. A psychopath is an individual with a serious mental defect who is more likely to kill you and everyone in your family.
Pathetic. Didn't anyone tell Kylie makeup can do wonders for girls with no lips?
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The mother of the fashionable "M" and "D" toddlers responded to my post titled "How To Raise Narcissistic Children". In an irate comment on Facebook.com, she informed me that she is married with 2 other kids besides her twins. It's telling that she doesn't share photos of her other children or her husband on her Instagram page. I guess she wouldn't receive many Instagram "likes" if she posted pics of them?
I was planning to enjoy one more glorious day off before getting back to the grind. But I had to write this post to show you how a misguided, materialistic single mom is raising her twin sons to be narcissists.
3-year-old Mateo doesn't see why he can't have a cupcake for dinner, especially since he ate his lunch. Mateo's mother, Linda Beltran -- whom Mateo calls "Linda" or "honey", threatens to spank the boy simply because he won't listen to her.
"Linda, honey, just listen to me," says little Mateo, who makes the argument that he would get his cupcake if he were at his grandma's house. Beltran says her son calls her Linda when he's "very serious" and he wants to make sure she's listening to him.
This is a classic example of a single mother who substitutes her son for her boyfriend.
This is not cute behavior. It is very poor parenting and will lead to problems later on.
Watch the video after the break.
As one of the lead singers of Destiny's Child, Beyonce Knowles-Carter never wasted a moment reminding her 2nd lead singer, Kelly Rowland, who the real queen B was. As an unchecked young narcissist, Beyonce was raised to believe the world revolved around her. As she grew older -- and her arrogance threatened to destroy her career -- Beyonce learned to hide her insecurities and fragile low self-esteem behind a thinly veiled mask. The public only sees what she wants them to see.
We have all done this: we are shown a photo of a friend's child, and our initial response is based on the child's looks ("She's so cute! I can see where she gets her beauty from!")
We tend to especially favor children who are light skinned with long hair. Any culture that is obsessed with beauty and image breeds narcissism. As a result, most narcissists tend to be very good looking.
Narcissism in adults is a personality disorder that stems from abnormal self-developmental in childhood.
Studies show that the sharp rise in narcissists in today's society is directly linked to the explosion in social media. Instagram is a narcissist's playground where the self-obsessed upload their photos to encourage 'likes'. And there are pages on Facebook devoted to ranking a girl's beauty from 1-10.
In a blog on Huffingtonpost.com, sports psychology consultant Nicole Forester referred to social media as an "Epidemic of narcissism".
"We are each hard-wired with the desire to feel relevant. Everyone wants to feel like they matter and are important. Social media provides this outlet, but also promotes being self-absorbed," she writes.