6 Year Old Lacks Empathy. Should I Be Concerned?
I've taught my 6 yr old daughter to share, but she CONSCIOUSLY chooses to behave selfishly, even cruelly in my opinion. If I her a muffin and ask for a bite she refuses, or if I take a small corner of a cookie or whatever she'll snatch it back. The other day a friend of mine asked her if he could have one of "her" cupcakes and she said NO (there were plenty). And scarier yet is if she does something she knows has hurt me physically, she'll do it again anyway and laugh. I worry that not only does she NOT care about others' feelings - she enjoys having that power over people. Has anyone else had this problem? Will she outgrow it or should I seek help while she's still young?