John List. Superdad. (an extreme case study)
Until it was time to 'Move On.'
"I love my children more than life itself...(because they are MINE, for now.)"
Psychopaths—regardless of playing Super Parent for the masses—generally find their children a pain and a drain on their time and attention since they really don't want them for anything except power and control over the other parent or to take care of the psychopath in their old age.
Many people who were raised by psychopathic parents, along with the reports of people who had children with a psychopathic spouse constantly report the same experience: that the psychopath shows little or no direct meaningful and nurturing interest in their children. They will however, proclaim to all and sundry what magnificent parents they are even when it is obvious to all around them that they have either an neglectful, abusive or even sexual interaction with their own offspring.
THE REVISIONIST PSYCHOPATHIC PARENT
Your psychopath parent who may have abused and neglected you as a child may—years later when you are an adult and in front of others—glibly claim that you were 'spoiled' and were 'treated like a little prince or princess' when you were under their care. It will be stated in such a way that you are somehow not grateful for this, or unaware of how lucky you were to have such a magnificent parent. You have memories of none of this and can only recall being deprived proper care and parenting along with long periods of abuse and neglect.
Because they have heard the story repeated so many times growing up, younger members of the family may then begin to validate your psychopathic parent's version of your own personal history. You then begin to wonder if you imagined all the abuse and neglect. Having no witnesses other than the psychopathic parent further compounds your self-doubt while validating the psychopath's lies and fabrications. These abusive parents may even go on to champion themselves publicly as defenders of children's rights and welfare as their own abused child or children looks on in disbelief.
THE "BENEVOLENT" PSYCHOPATHIC FATHER
In any household where the father figure is a psychopath he will be constantly alluding to 'how lucky his children are that he puts food on the table and clothes on their backs'. A non-psychopathic father will just feed and clothe his children as a simple aspect of normal human behaviour and parental obligations, and won't demand his children 'worship his benevolence for keeping them alive'. The psychopathic father will foster and enforce a form of distorted gratitude within his children that they are very lucky that he does not let them starve to death and it is only his goodness which prevents them from starving...
It is also not uncommon with a psychopathic father to implement the silent treatment on a target child who is not 'playing the game' to the requirements of their deranged patriarchal self-glorifying agenda. This can happen if the child starts getting wise to the fact the psychopathic father figure is not the glorious, infallible domestic hunter-gatherer godhead they view themselves as being. When the psychopathic father suspects they are not unconditionally worshipped by the child they will most likely perceive this as a threat or an attempt to 'usurp the throne'. The child then becomes a target of the psychopath and will thus be declared 'a liability' within the family structure and given the silent treatment, usually during the most emotionally-sensitive and insecure stages of their teenage years when they are the most psychologically vulnerable.
This sometimes leads to the distraught child turning to drugs or committing suicide, precisely what the psychopathic parent wanted when they implemented the silent treatment —particularly on a teenage son or daughter. The psychopath can then play the grieving parent in order to further their agendas with others in future.
Thomas Sheridan is the author of the books Puzzling People, Defeated Demons and The Anvil of the Psyche: all are considered vital manuals for personal and social survival is a world controlled by lunatics. These books have evolutionasied thousands of people to build a firewall around their own psyche and not to be lured into handing over ones independence to a fake collective. As a result, his NO CONTACT EVER AGAIN philosophy has made Thomas an enemy of powerful media corporations, Fabian political interest groups, mind-controlled death cults and neo-Nazi fringe groups.