“While these subjects can feel overwhelming, keep in mind that to your child, it can feel like just another conversation with you, the same way that they learn from you about grocery stores or the radio.”
Once someone realizes that they have the ability to influence others, there is a natural tendency for them to inflate their sense of self-importance. It’s a path that, if not tempered, leads to narcissism. It isn’t easy to feel empathy for others when your own image so consumes you. As parents, we want our children to set the tone for their peer group, but we need to provide that temperance if we see them becoming tyrannical.