It isn’t unusual for “well-behaved” toddlers to grow up arrogant, narcissistic, and convinced that the world revolves around them. They’re hard to teach. As adults, they fail to see their negative, self-centered tendencies because they were never acknowledged and dealt with. Their deeper issues are overlooked or conveniently ignored, and they’re told how “good” they are. They’re like nuclear bombs waiting to go off and destroy everyone around them.
Be thankful for your energetic toddlers who are learning to face harsh realities and finding their place in a bigger picture that extends far beyond their personal interests and challenges.