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TV INTERVIEWS (selected)

3 News, Study: Overvaluing can lead to narcissism (August 16, 2015)
Newsmax TV, How overpraising a child can lead to narcissism (June 24, 2015)
Global News, Study claims parents cause narcissism in children (March 10, 2015)
Globo, Scientists demonstrate the effects of overvaluing children (March 10, 2015)
Global News, Well-meant praise can ‘backfire’: child development researcher (March 22, 2016)
Editie NL (Dutch TV), Overpraising children (January 6, 2015)
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embla (Dutch TV), Today’s parents (April 29, 2015)

RADIO INTERVIEWS (selected)

KIRO radio, Origins of narcissism (March 9, 2015)
Slate, “Is my kid a narcissist?!” (March 12, 2015)
ABC, Origins of narcissism (March 9, 2015)
Radio 1 (Dutch radio), Me, myself, and I (March 14, 2015)
Kennis van nu (Dutch radio), Origins of narcissism (March 10, 2015)
BNR (Dutch radio), Narcissistic kids, their parents think they are extraordinary (March 11, 2015)
BBC, Praising children with low self-esteem (January 7, 2014)
NTR Academy (Dutch radio), Parental Overvaluation (December 15, 2014)
BNR (Dutch radio), Parental overvaluation and praise (November 13, 2014)
Radio 1 (Dutch radio), Parental overvaluation (November 10, 2014)
Radio 1 (Dutch radio), Parents with unfulfilled ambitions (June 22, 2013)
Radio 1 (Dutch radio), Parents project unfulfilled ambitions onto their child (June 21, 2013)
Radio 1 (Dutch radio), Narcissists’ wounded pride (June 7, 2013)
Radio 1 (Dutch radio), Princes and princesses (August 22, 2017)

PODCASTS

Methodology for Psychology, Dr. Eddie Brummelman (August 3, 2015)

TEACHING

Teaching Current Directions in Psychological Science, Is narcissism extreme self-esteem? (March 2, 2016)
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Youth and Family Conference (February 23, 2016)

MEDIA COVERAGE (selected)

Separating narcissism from self-esteem

ScienceDaily, Narcissists not necessarily satisfied with themselves (February 11, 2016)
Psychology Today, Care and feeding of your narcissist (March 5, 2016)
PsychCentral, The differences between narcissism and high self-esteem (February 12, 2016)

Origins of narcissism in children

Forbes, Too much praise can turn kids into narcissists, study suggests (March 9, 2015)
The Washington Post, How parents create narcissistic children (March 9, 2015)
PBS, How not to raise a narcissist (March 9, 2015)
TIME, How not to raise a narcissist (March 9, 2015)
Newsweek, How parents turn their kids into raging narcissists (March 9, 2015)
The Guardian, Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism, says study (March 10, 2015)
Huffington Post, Praising your children could very well lead to narcissism (March 10, 2015)
LA Times, Narcissistic kid? Blame the parents, study says (March 9, 2015)
Discovery News, Is your child a narcissist in training? Take the quiz (March 9, 2015)
BrainBlogger, Parents make nasty little narcissists? (March 9, 2015)
ABC, Too much praise helps create narcissistic kids (March 10, 2015)
Spiegel, Study on false love: How children become narcissists (March 10, 2015)
NewScientist, Too much praise may make kids narcissistic (March 9, 2015)
The New York Times, ‘Kids like me deserve something special.’ The risks of overvaluing our young (March 10, 2015)
International Business Times, How to stop your child becoming a narcissist: Don’t tell them they’re special (March 9, 2015)
The Telegraph, Telling children they are special ‘fosters narcissism’ (March 10, 2015)
Daily Mail, How over-praised children turn into arrogant adults: Parents told to tell offspring they are the same as anyone else rather than better than them (March 10, 2015)
Business Insider, How to spot a narcissist from a young age (March 10, 2015)
New York (magazine), How children become narcissists (March 9, 2015)
The Independent, The origins of narcissism: Children more likely to be self-centred if they are praised too much (March 10, 2015)
CNN, Parents may be to blame for narcissistic kids, says study (March 10, 2015)
Scientific American, Too much praise promotes narcissism (May 19, 2015)
TIME magazine, In praise of the ordinary child (July 23, 2015), covered in the 100 New Health Discoveries of 2016 in TIME magazine
The Guardian, Me! Me! Me! Are we living through a narcissism epidemic? (March 2, 2016)
Stuff.co.nz, Are we raising a generation of delicate children? (April 5, 2016)
Psychology Today, How to NOT raise a narcissist (March 10, 2015)
Psychology Today, 10 signs of a narcissistic parent (February 28, 2016)
Psychology Today, excuse-making by school children (March 11, 2015)
New Scientist, Are you turning your child into a self-loving narcissist? (July 6, 2016)
New Scientist, All about me: How to be a successful narcissist (July 6, 2016)
Psychology Today, The narcissism epidemic and what we can do about it (July 8, 2016)
Psychology Today, The real narcissists (September 5, 2016)

My child is God’s gift to humanity

The Washington Post, The problem with telling your kids they’re ‘special’ (December 2, 2014)
Yahoo, The problems with thinking your kids are the best (December 4, 2014)
NewStatesman, Just because you think your children are extraordinary, doesn’t mean they are (December 3, 2014)
Redbook, Here’s why celebrities keep giving their kids bizarre names (December 3, 2014)
Newsday, The problem with telling your kids they’re ‘special’ (December 2, 2014)
Daily Mail, Parents who are too proud ‘more likely to give children unusual names and lie about their achievements’ (December 3, 2014)
The Telegraph, Narcissistic parents ‘giving their children wacky names’ (December 2, 2014)
Businessweek, Just how inflated are parents’ opinions of their kids? (November 13, 2014)

Unconditional regard buffers children’s negative self-feelings

LiveScience, How unconditional love helps kids with setbacks (November 3, 2014)
Fox News, Unconditional acceptance may help kids cope with setbacks (November 5, 2014)
HealthDay, “Unconditional regard” buoys kids’ self-esteem (November 6, 2014)
Reuters, Unconditional acceptance may help kids cope with setbacks (November 4, 2014)

 “That’s not just beautiful—that’s incredibly beautiful!”

Huffington Post, When praise hurts: The psychology of gushing (November 13, 2013)
APS, When being called “incredibly good” is bad for children (January 2, 2014)
ScienceDaily, When being called ‘incredibly good’ is bad for children (January 2, 2014)
Newsweek, Two words that could hurt your kids: Nice job (January 2, 2014)
The Atlantic, Lavishing kids with praise can make them feel worse about themselves (January 2, 2014)
The Globe and Mail, Why praising your children could do more harm than good (January 2, 2014)
The Times, Too much praise may backfire (January 3, 2014)
NBC News, Parents sinking kids with over-inflated compliments, study finds (January 3, 2014)
Medical Daily, Kids with low self-esteem hurt by exaggerated praise, while others thrive on it (January 3, 2014)
Medical News Today, Inflated praise is actually harmful for children with low self-esteem (January 3, 2014)
Daily Mail, Praising children can do more harm than good by making them feel under pressure, says study (January 3, 2014)
PsychCentral, Inflated praise can harm kids with low self-esteem (January 4, 2014)
Wired, Study: Inflated praise is damaging for children with low self-esteem (January 5, 2014)
The Independent, Children with low self-esteem could be harmed if they are lavished with too much praise by parents, study claims (January 5, 2014)
The Washington Post, Stop heaping praise on your kids (January 6, 2014)
IOL, Praising a child can be harmful (January 6, 2014)
WTOP, When being ‘incredibly good’ is bad for children (January 6, 2014)
Huffington Post, The over-praise dilemma: When complimenting kids actually holds them back (January 6, 2014)
The Guardian, The art of praising children — and knowing when not to (January 7, 2014)
The New Yorker, In praise of better praise (January 17, 2014)
Boston Globe, Parents: Beware praise inflation (January 19, 2014)
Pacific Standard, For kids with low self-esteem, excessive praise has unintended consequences (January 23, 2014)
Slate, How to praise your kids without messing them up for life (January 27, 2014)
Bend Bulletin, Praising kids can backfire (February 14, 2014)
Spektrum, How do I praise children properly? (March 26, 2014)

On feeding those hungry for praise

The Wall Street Journal, Finding the just-right level of self-esteem for a child (February 26, 2013)
APA, Praising children for their personal qualities may backfire, new research finds (February 27, 2013)
ScienceDaily, Praising children for their personal qualities may backfire (February 27, 2013)
Parade, The right (and wrong) way to praise your child (March 5, 2013)
Wired, Kids with low self-esteem: The parental praise paradox (March 6, 2013)
Huffington Post, How to praise your kids and teens (March 14, 2013)
Die Welt, How false praise can harm children (April 1, 2013)
PsychCentral, Wrong kind of praise for kids can backfire (April 7, 2014)

My child redeems my broken dreams

Daily Mail, Pushy parents ‘are chasing lost dreams’ trying to make their children succeed (June 19, 2013)
LiveScience, It’s true: Some parents want to live through their kids (June 19, 2013)
ScienceDaily, Some parents want their child to redeem their broken dreams (June 19, 2013)
Die Welt, When children should fulfill their parents’ dreams (June 20, 2013)
Huffington Post, Parents really do want to live through their kids, research confirms (June 20, 2013)
Medical News Today, Psychologists find some parents want their own broken dreams to be redeemed by their child (June 21, 2013)
PsychCentral, Are kids pushed to reach parents’ unrealized dreams? (June 21, 2013)
TIME, Why stage parents push their kids (June 24, 2013)
IOL, Pushy parents ‘chasing lost dreams’ (June 25, 2013)
Discovery News, Why parents are pushy (June 25, 2013)
CNN, How not to be a scary stage parent (December 4, 2013)

DUTCH MEDIA COVERAGE (selected)

New Scientist, Te veel lof maakt kinderen narcistisch (March 10, 2015)
Scientias, Kind is niet altijd gebaat bij een complimentje (March 8, 2013)
Psychologie Magazine, De ene pluin is de andere niet (May 1, 2013)
Psychologie Magazine, Hoe we narcistische kinderen kweken (May 21, 2015)
JM Ouders, Opschepperige ouders (April 7, 2015)
NPO Wetenschap, Overwaardering zorgt voor narcistische kinderen (March 10, 2015)
Folia, Gekke naam van kind toont narcisme ouder aan (March 7, 2015)
Trouw, Mag ik me bemoeien met het vakkenpakket dat mijn zoon kiest? (January 15, 2014)
Trouw, Compliment kan verkeerd uitpakken (March 23, 2013)
NRC, Kind te veel prijzen kan narcisme kweken (March 10, 2015)
Kennislink, De selfie-cultuur begint al in de maxi-cosi (April 1, 2015)
NRC, Complimenten zijn goed, maar gevaarlijk (November 10, 2015)
NRC, Overdreven lof werkt averechts (January 25, 2014)
Volskrant Magazine, Hoe onze kinderen kleine narcistjes worden (April 25, 2015)
HP/De Tijd, Zo krijgt u een narcistisch kind (March 12, 2015)
Het Parool, De wetenschap vooruit helpen (August 26, 2015)
EOS Wetenschap, Zo kweek je een narcistisch kind (March 10, 2015)
NRC, Narcist niet altijd blij me zichzelf (February 12, 2016)
Elsevier, Waarom complimenten kunnen leiden tot nare trekjes bij kinderen (January 25, 2016)
NOS, De naam ‘Bowie’ zou wel eens een vlucht kunnen nemen (January 19, 2016)
Folio, Narcisten hebben niet per se een hoge zelfwaardering (February 12, 2016)
Nu.nl, Overmatig prijzen van kind kan narcistische trekjes opwekken (March 10, 2015)
Nu.nl, Narcist niet altijd tevreden met zichzelf (March , 2016)

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