I'm a nanny of three kids and I love my job. I watch a five year a two year old and a newborn (one month). I've been here for a year and the job is excellent, the issue I've been having is with the five year old. The child is cruel plain and simple and I don't know what to do about it. I feel like he lacks empathy and at five years old he should have this by now. He will hit, push, shove and bite his siblings, his parents and me. He just doesn't care at all if someone gets hurt. He has shoved his finger in his brothers eye, he has pushed him hard on the concrete, he has run up to me and slapped me in the face. I've always made him go to time out, or to his room (there are no toys in there only books) so he can calm down. When he gets in trouble for these things he screams and cries only because HE is in trouble. I also have a star chart for good behavior and use that as rewards which sometimes works but not all the time. He does not care at all that he has hurt someone. There is no violence in his house, his parents are very loving and we are all at our wits end. He is bossy and mean, constantly telling us he hates us and wants us to go to heaven. That he wants all of us to go "home". If he doesn't get his way he hurts someone and screams at the top of his lungs. I firmly believe in not spanking a child but I don't know what else to do. I want to try and bring up getting him into some therapy but I don't know how to exactly say that to the parents... He hasn't hurt the baby yet but he is always in his face trying to poke him and always way too rough. I just don't know what to do anymore, help! I love this job and I love the kids I just don't like this child as hard as that is to say.