Verboticism: Parentarcissism

Parentarcissism

Created by: splendiction

Definition: v. To be offered regular encouragement, unwavering support and subtle but unrelenting criticism based on the worry that you may not be realizing your "full potential". n. The helpful but sometimes annoying advice given by a mother to a child.

Pronunciation: parentarcissism

Sentence: Dewald was disappointed in his son Chip’s lack of athleticism, even after the constant practicing at the driving range. On the other hand, Chip was top o’ the class in math, as had been Dewald!

Etymology: A blend of parent and narcissism. Children of over-achieving parents are subject to their parents’ high expectations, which is really a kind of narcissism. Parentnarcissistic parents insist their offspring reflect their own perfect selves and put enormous pressures on their children to be perfect.

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