3 Keys to Co-parenting with a Narcissist

00:00 3 Keys to Co-parenting with a Narcissist
00:45 It’s not about “Co-parenting”
01:54 Be a Secure Attachment
03:13 Protect Reality
04:21 Protect Your Child
06:23 Just Listen!

3 Keys to Co-parenting with a Narcissist

A lot of people write and ask me how to co-parent with an extremely narcissistic partner or ex. Here, I break down the best way to nurture a relationship with your child under these extraordinarily challenging circumstance, based on my clinical experience and decades of research. I should have added here (next video) that as long as you have even minimal contact, you can still model these behaviors –*even if your child doesn’t seem to welcome you yet! Keep being a caring presence or voice even when they’re being rejecting (but model self-protection: correct them if they’re hurtful by saying something like “just tell me your angry with me. You don’t have to name-call or put me down to do that.”

Be consistent even in the face of lies and your child will see you for who you are over time as they become more independent and confident in their own perspective!