Narcs always trying to get a reaction, whether it be from being rude, condescending, sarcastic. Their selfishness & entitlement alone is enough to cause strong reactions. He also tries to stuff the kids emotions back inside them, denying them their own feelings & to mistrust their own judgement.
Narcissists are notorious for treating the general public much better than the people closest to them. Why is this? Narcissists are intensely concerned with the quality of their public image or "billboard".amen!