A very special three-part series
Hosted by Susan Stiffelman and Wendy Behary
Learn how to manage real conversations with your narcissistic co-parent, with specific language you can use to diffuse tense situations and build a more productive relationship
Recordings available to watch on demand, at your convenience, with no expiration date!
Two options available:
Co-Parenting with a Narcissist Parts 1 and 2 for $39
Co-Parenting with a Narcissist plus Role Play Practicum for $64
You’ll learn how to:
- Cope with narcissistic individual’s demanding, dismissing, and/or disconnecting behaviors
- Steer clear of adult temper tantrums, argumentativeness and rage
- Avoid power struggles and useless arguments
- Use leverage to set limits and maintain boundaries
- Help children cope with a narcissistic parent
Hosted by author and family therapist
Susan Stiffelman is the author of Parenting Without Power Struggles, Parenting With Presence (An Eckhart Tolle Edition) and the weekly parenting advice columnist for The Huffington Post. She is internationally regarded as one of the top parenting experts in the world, blending conscious parenting principles with highly practical strategies to make raising children easier and more joyful for parents and children.
In this two-part course, Susan brings decades of experience to the topic of co-parenting with a narcissistic partner–whether currently married or divorced. She understands the challenges and complexities that come with parenting with a highly self-absorbed partner and delivers support that can make a real difference in parents’ lives.
Wendy Behary is the founder and director of The Cognitive Therapy Center of New Jersey and The New Jersey Institute for Schema Therapy. As the author of “Disarming the Narcissist,”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 lectures to professional and general audiences on schema therapy, and the subjects of narcissism, interpersonal relationships, anger, and dealing with difficult people. Her private practice is primarily devoted to treating narcissists, partners/people dealing with them, parenting issues, and couples experiencing relationship problems.
Below are some of the criteria listed in the DSM 5 for Narcissistic Personality Disorder:
- Having an exaggerated sense of self-importance
- Expecting to be recognized as superior even without achievements that warrant it
- Exaggerating your achievements and talents
- Being preoccupied with fantasies about success, power, brilliance, beauty or the perfect mate
- Believing that you are superior and can only be understood by or associate with equally special people
- Requiring constant admiration
- Having a sense of entitlement
- Expecting special favors and unquestioning compliance with your expectations
- Taking advantage of others to get what you want
- Having an inability or unwillingness to recognize the needs and feelings of others
- Being envious of others and believing others envy you
- Behaving in an arrogant or haughty manner
Challenges of children of narcissists:
- A tendency to seek out partners who are emotionally unavailable, critical or withholding
- Hyper sensitive to the moods of those around them
- Never feeling good enough
- Gain self-worth exclusively from achievements
- Drawn toward drama-laden, roller-coaster relationships – especially with romantic partners
- A sense of being unworthy of love
- A sense of responsibility for the feelings, care and welfare of others
- Rushing to maintain harmony and to soothe others feelings
How long can I listen to the replays?
There is no expiration date on replays. They’re yours to listen to now and in the future!
What information is covered in the conversations?
Susan and Wendy will be discussing how to co-parent with a partner (either current or former) who is highly self-absorbed, lacking in empathy, and/or consistently uncooperative
What age is this appropriate for?
The material covered in this series is relevant for parents of children of all ages – from toddlers to young adults.
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