Dee - posted on 10/13/2010 ( 43 moms have responded )
My son is 7 years old and has been stealing food and other things. He eats me out of house and home in the middle of the night and in the early morning. I've locked up the cupboards but I'd like to think he could stop this so I didn't have to lock things. He lies about everything and when asked for a reason just comes out with 'I don't know' constantly. I don't trust him at all and our relationship is suffering. I have now been put on anti - deressant seditives because of my anxiety and because I keep losing it with everyone, especially my son. His school have told us to get him tested for autism because they believe he has it and I can see their point. Our doctor has refered us to a charity who assess kids for things like this but the referal was refused with a cop out reason of 'you just need parenting classes'. I don't know how you would respond but I was wildly disapointed and very upset by the lack of help and understanding we got. Does anyone else have a child who steals who has autism? Can you help me? I'm at my wits end and am going to have to go back to the doctor for myself this week because I have started self harming. I'm scared that something my son will do will drive me over the edge. I'll do anything to stop that from happening.