My Child Is Unable to Show Empathy

My Child Is Unable To Show Empathy. Empathy — the ability to feel for others and mentally put yourself in their place — develops as a child ages. Because empathy is learned, you as a parent can help foster empathetic behavior and understanding….

Danger Signs
Lack of empathy in the preteen or teenager can be one warning sign of a psychiatric disorder. Other signs that should lead concerned parents to look for medical help and guidance include cruelty to animals, fire-setting, frequent lying, petty thievery, defiance, bullying others, aggressive behavior, unresponsiveness to punishment and lack or remorse.  

 

By Suzanne Robin