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February 16th, 2017, 06:45 AM
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Let's say that a spoiled and narcissistic 13-year-old boy has been spoiled his whole life, still throws tantrums when he doesn't get what he wants, locks himself in his room and refuses to come out 24/7, treats everyone like dirt and below himself, considers himself to be the only perfect person, and has a major ego problem. His parents argue over parenting him and they get nowhere with him, especially when he embarrasses them in public. He has serious anger management issues and diagnosed with Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

How would you handle him or what consequences would you give him for his bad behaviour?
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February 16th, 2017, 12:00 PM
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I would suggest that the parents need to come to an understanding on how they want to deal with discipline and consequences first or nothing will matter. I would also get the child into counseling so that he can be taught that he is NOT the only perfect person and the world does NOT revolve around him. He is a CHILD and should not be ruling the house. How would I handle him? I would refuse to give in to his demands, I would not get him what he wants, I would not buy into his behavior If he wants to lock himself in his room 24/7 and not eat, go to school, etc. then he can deal with the consequences of that - truant officers, being hungry, etc.
Have the parents read any parenting books? If so which ones? Why can't the parents agree on parenting him = in other words, what are the disagreements?
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February 16th, 2017, 08:04 PM
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It is SO vital for parents to be on the same page for things like this so there can be firm, consistent consequences. Therapy for the child would be necessary, and probably for the parents too to help them find common ground.
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