managing narcassistic grandparents

Managing Narcissistic Grandparents

Pathways Team Family Coaching, Narcissism

Even under ideal circumstances, extended family dynamics can be extremely challenging to navigate. When mental health and high-conflict personalities come into play, it can be overwhelming, confusing, and painful for you and your child. Whether they’re your own parents or those of your (ex) partner, a narcissistic grandparent can wreak havoc in your child’s life if left unchecked. Narcissistic Personality …

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Co-Parenting with a Narcissist

Pathways Team Co-Parenting, Narcissism

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is clinically characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, an intense need for attention and admiration, and an extreme lack of empathy. If your co-parent exhibits these symptoms, they must be accounted for in your co-parenting strategy. If their behavior is left unchecked, it can cause unnecessary trauma for your child, lead to family bond obstruction, …

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Parallel Parenting with a Narcissist

Pathways Team Alienation, Co-Parenting, Family Coaching

Developing a parenting arrangement after separation or divorce is hard. As many parents know, underlying mental health issues can complicate the situation even further. One of the most common factors in a high-conflict separation or divorce is Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). Characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and a lack of empathy, NPD and other high-conflict personalities can make …

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What is Family Coaching?

Pathways Team Family Coaching

If you are currently working through a contentious separation or divorce, you’ve likely heard the term “family coaching.” Perhaps it has been ordered by a law court, recommended by your legal or medical teams, or maybe you’ve sought it out on your own as a means to work through your challenging circumstances. But what is family coaching? The truth is …

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Online Conflict Coaching with Pathways

Pathways Team Behavioural Pattern Finder, Co-Parenting, Family Coaching, Pathways Through Conflict

Conflict management skills are critical in family restructuring. But where can parents learn these skills? Traditional family coaching or in-person counseling has been the standard approach to date. However, in-person sessions may not be the right choice for everyone. Everything from scheduling difficulties to safety concerns (especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic) can prevent in-person conflict coaching from being …

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Family Coaching Resources for Professionals with Pathways

Pathways Team Alienation, Behavioural Pattern Finder, Family Coaching, Pathways Through Conflict

High-conflict family dynamics are challenging to navigate for professionals in a wide variety of disciplines. Whether you’re a counselor, family coach, mental health professional, or lawyer working in family courts, you’ve likely encountered clients struggling to cope with the strains of separation and divorce, often leading to irreparably damaged parent-child relationships and unresolved trauma. The lack of a standardized approach …

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