I babysit for a 6 year old sociopath. Really. (long rant)

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@FutureMrsT1221:  You’re a tough cookie for putting up with this kid for that long. I know I couldn’t do it. Are both parents in denial about her behavior? Yes, they’ve hired you to watch her, but it is their responsibity as parents to get her evaluated. That behavior is not normal, especially with a baby at home it’s borderline neglect. Try to find some way to confront them with your concerns. Don’t quit since you need the money but this is something that cannot be swept under the rug.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

**** THAT…..There are handfuls of parents looking for babysitters.  Arrivederci suckers!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

She’s not a sociopath.  It sounds like she has some attention issues since the second baby was born.  Obviously all this behavior is a cry for help.  Why on earth would you dig through the trash without having her show you in her mouth first? 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@FutureMrsT1221:  Me!, haha this girl sounds nuts but Im around Atlanta and looking for someone!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsTVLover:  ITA, if I knew the girl was bratty I would have definitely required that I see her missing tooth first. Although I totally expected the wrapper to have poop or chopped up bugs in it instead of a tooth 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Sounds like you two aren’t a good fit.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

@FutureMrsT1221:  Ugh that’s awful!!! I hope that you can find a new family soon 🙁 have you tried the online babysitting sites? Good luck!! <3

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FutureMrsT1221:  What’s sad is that her behavioral issues sound like a much deeper issue, of which I am unable to begin to know due to my lack of education on the issue 🙁  Sadly, it is not your job to figure it out, or fix it.  Her parents need to do it, and if they do not see any ‘issue’ worth figuring out, then same on them.

If it were me, and my sanity, I would absolutely have to walk away from the situation.  At some point, I would lose my patience if I stayed, and that would not help anything at all.  I would hope and pray from there for this little girl!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

OH.MY.GOD I’d kill that little hellian. Really though, I would never put up with her abusing the dogs or the baby. That would just have to stop.

No wonder she acts that way when her parents obviously don’t discipline her. My mom would have killed me if I made someone dig through trash for no reason. I would have a meeting with the parents and discuss all of this (unless they already know, which is even worse).

What a little manipulator.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Poor kid – she either is mentally ill or has been horribly parented.  You are the fortunate one here – you have the choice to leave 🙂

 

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee

@FutureMrsT1221:  I have an advanced degree in psychology, specializing in children.

I will tell you that this is more than “normal” attention seeking behavior.

They need to have her evaluated by either a child psychologist or a school psychologist. And she needs some big time therapy. 

It’s very possible that she has an underlying mental illness. 

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