Jimmy Kimmel has some terrible parenting advice for preventing narcissistic kids

Jimmy Kimmel has some intentionally bad parenting advice
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A new study suggests that narcissism in children is caused by parents over-praising and overvaluing their children. On Tuesday night's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Kimmel told parents to take note of his PSA for finding the right balance between narcissism-inducing fawning and neglect. "It's important to praise your child," the narrator says, "but honesty is important, too." An example: "You are such a great artist, but you do suck at everything else." Watch below for more intentionally terrible parenting advice. —Peter Weber

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Peter Weber

Peter Weber is a senior editor at TheWeek.com, and has handled the editorial night shift since the website launched in 2008. A graduate of Northwestern University, Peter has worked at Facts on File and The New York Times Magazine. He speaks Spanish and Italian and plays bass and rhythm cello in an Austin rock band. Follow him on Twitter.