Lori - posted on 10/13/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )
I need help. I need to figure out suitable punishments. We do therapy and have once or more a week for over 5 years. She is medicated daily for ADHD. She is in 4th grade and just got suspended for stealing 4 cell phones, 4 sweatshirts, two other shirts, jacket, CD, books, 2 diarys, perfume, 24 blank tests... We just figured this out TODAY. So she is suspended from school. On top of this she has been caught smoking twice, lighting 11 fires. Stole the lighter from the neighbors vehicle even. I don't feel safe in my own house any more. I love her so much and just need to get some input on punishments that work.
We reward good behavior on a daily basis. We don't sweat the small stuff... But she is one of 6 kids and this just isn't acceptable. Nothing is working!! Please give me your ideas!!