Narcissistic mothers are only able to see their children as extensions of herself-little mirrors that reflect back to her.
She values her children only so much as the children can benefit her; she is exceptionally self absorbed, sometimes to the point of grandiosity.
Many people have asked me what it’s like being an American woman married to an Arab man.
Some even ‘warned’ me before making the decision to get married.
A mother with narcissism may demand that her children excel in school and sports for the simple reason that it will make her look like an admirable mother to people outside of the immediate family.