How do you kick the habit of little theives??

Veronica - posted on 05/23/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I have a 6 year old and a 5 year old that sneak things quite a bit... My 5 year old not as bad -- but my 6 year old is really bad!! I try explaining about stealing is against the Lord, Ive done the talk about cops and jail - ive timed them out, i always take away what they stole and take away privaleges along with that. She especially gets into my purse the most -- i try hiding it and putting it away - but somehow she still finds that or something else. Recently she's been taking toys from other kids -- we took a toy back - embarrassed her of course to have to take a toy back that she stole - but she is still doing it!!



Please help!!

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Veronica - posted on 05/24/2009

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Quoting J.G.:

there are many other moms out there that have to deal with the same difficulty with their children, but there are a lot of credible sources where you could get sensible answers, or at least, directions, as to what's really going on with your chil, or what needs to be done. here's one and i hope it helps. :D

http://www.education.com/question/6-year... Tha



 





Thank you for that site --I had the hunch that perhaps my daughter was lacking something; it totally makes sense - she is the oldest, and she was only about 15/16 mo. old when her brother came into the world - and then we had three more - one being a girl (we have two girls and three boys) she didnt have that big of a deal about the boys, but when another girl came into the picture, she's always trying to compete.... I am going to do the Special times (which ive done before) but now that i have more awareness Im hoping things will improve. Thank you soo much!!

J.G. - posted on 05/23/2009

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there are many other moms out there that have to deal with the same difficulty with their children, but there are a lot of credible sources where you could get sensible answers, or at least, directions, as to what's really going on with your chil, or what needs to be done. here's one and i hope it helps. :D



http://www.education.com/question/6-year...

Jamie - posted on 05/23/2009

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Call the cops on her for real next time she steals something from your purse. You donthave to press charges. Call the non-emergency number. Tell then you are trying to teach your child about stealing. If they arent to busy they may send an officer out to scare the crap out of them. Or start taking stuff from them and locking it in your room.

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