Children of narcissists learn to tiptoe around the parents. The Child is trying not to anger the parent, or have them for their withdraw their love. The other focus on the parent, the child loses sight of their own emotions and needs. This is unfortunately carried into adulthood.
Here lies the reason why most of us ever allowed A narcissistic sociopath into our heart. We were taught this kind of behavior is normal an acceptable. We were taught that we were the one that was in the wrong. T.K.
Some adult children of narcissists may act and/or sound like their parent. This causes the fear that they may be narcissistic & will damage their own children. If you are worried about your children, you are not narcissistic. Narcissists only care about themselves! Relax! You realize what you are doing & can change, a narcissist cannot.
The adult children of narcissists who realize that their parent(s) is a narcissist often make a decision not to have contact with that parent. This seems very harsh to those who do not understand narcissism, but makes perfect sense when you consider that those with malignant narcissism do not change, and further contact with them simply gives them an opportunity to continue manipulating and abusing their children.
Narcissistic father A Help for narcissistic sociopath relationship survivors...my ex leveraged his children against their Mother and I called him out on it and got the discard..he also said she abandoned them and they told her to get out ..lot of drama..glad I am out!!