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Most 2-year olds are assholes simply because they don't really have a full social and mental conception of the world around them. They struggle to understand others feelings in many cases and the consequences of their actions. It's a big difference whether someone doesn't realize what they're doing is painful and wrong, versus someone simply not caring. I imagine he's seen people playing with dolls, and you'd never treat a baby the way many little kids treat dolls, etc. Correct him strongly, and keep a very close eye. Kids that age shouldn't be left unsupervised together, if nothing else due to risk of accidental injury to the baby. If there are issues, get him help early when it will make the most difference and don't assume it's something he can't change. His personality is still quite moldable at this point.

Empathy needs to be repeatedly modeled and encouraged in toddlers before it becomes a part of their behavior. Seriously tho, writing your child off as a psychopath will almost guarantee that they become one in the future.

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Turn the boy into your local asylum for criminally insane toddlers. Society doesn't need the kind of mayhem he's going to cause.

Empathy needs to be repeatedly modeled and encouraged in toddlers before it becomes a part of their behavior. Seriously tho, writing your child off as a psychopath will almost guarantee that they become one in the future.

You are who you are when you're born. A psychopath is born that way unless acted on by an outside force during their development such as a severe brain injury or exposure to dangerous chemicals that affect brain development. If the kid is a psychopath, it has nothing to do with the parents. That said, his frontal lobe (aka judgement center) isn't even remotely close to being developed to make that call. You are right, though. The main takeaway is that a two year old doing what they did isn't a psycho.

Most 2-year olds are assholes simply because they don't really have a full social and mental conception of the world around them. They struggle to understand others feelings in many cases and the consequences of their actions. It's a big difference whether someone doesn't realize what they're doing is painful and wrong, versus someone simply not caring. I imagine he's seen people playing with dolls, and you'd never treat a baby the way many little kids treat dolls, etc. Correct him strongly, and keep a very close eye. Kids that age shouldn't be left unsupervised together, if nothing else due to risk of accidental injury to the baby. If there are issues, get him help early when it will make the most difference and don't assume it's something he can't change. His personality is still quite moldable at this point.

Children typically don’t develop strong empathy skills until the age of 4. Sounds developmentally on point.

I'm guessing that's ur oldest one?

2 year olds do random ass shit that seems insane all the time. They're 2 ... it's normal, calm down.

pretty sure thats normal 2 year old behavior. children are monsters in general

Of course he can change: he’s 2 for Pete’s sake!!!

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Yeah, he’s 2. 2 year olds do lots of wild things that an adult would never do. He’s still learning and growing, and like most of the other comments are stating, it’s something he’ll learn as he gets a bit older. Besides, if you had a younger sibling and were 2, guaranteed you probably did at least one thing. Or if you were the younger child, your older sibling probably did something to you. He’ll learn and grow, don’t freak out about creating the next Ted Bundy just yet.

Seriously, your husband is right. Two year olds are jerks.