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Narcissistic kid? Blame the parents, study says
Narcissistic kid? Blame the parents, study says

Parents who believe their kids are better, more special, and deserve more than other kids can pass that point of view on to their children, creating young narcissists who feel superior to others, and entitled to privileges, according to a new study. "Loving your child is healthy and good, but thinking your child is better than other children can lead to narcissism, and there is nothing healthy about narcissism," said Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University. Bushman is the coauthor of a new paper that found a direct correlation between parents who overvalue their children and children who are narcissistic. The study,...

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