Above the piano lessons and private school education, we need to teach them they are not alone in this world, and certainly, they aren't the center of it. Above taking their side in every argument or going to bat for them with the mean ol' baseball coach, we need to show them they are loved in spite of their failings, but also, that everyone else deserves that kind of love, too.
How often have you met someone new and been won over by their charm? Or maybe you have a friend who always seems to get his or her needs met through you, yet always manages to find a way to make you feel special. Although these scenarios can be taken at face value, they can also be indicative of someone's narcissism at play. Although a small dose of narcissism can actually be healthy, there's a very fine line between what is normal and what is pathological.