13 year old step son chronic liar and thief

April - posted on 01/09/2016 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 15 year old step son has stolen cars, iphones, vintage comics, 900. $. He was put on diversion for stealing the car but continue s to lie steal (and cheat at school.) he had even slandered my reputation in my small town. The courts school and law enforcement, will not cooperate with me to help.

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April - posted on 01/09/2016

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This behavior was like this before his mother died. She condone it. She would cover for his lies, and she would share or add pent what he stole, I gave spent hours and days and weeks in clinical psychiatric mental behavior counseling with him. He was diagnosed with RDA. HE WAS DISRESPECTFUL to everyone. He doesn't even care . We have Givin him love understanding and support. He has gotten kicked out of one of the best in home (in patients ) for stealing. And lying and bullying. All these traits he came to us with. He hates structure . He never had it. He has been tested for and found a normal kid. Just has to be showed how to be normal. But he fights us. And no one can help they tell us to have him put away. That's not an option it would be cruel. So you see I do care.

American - posted on 01/09/2016

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Have you looked into boot camp programs? Tried therapy? This young man has obviously been through a tough time and seems to be lashing out because of a lot of pain and anger. He has lost his mother and his dad is in prison he needs help dealing with that. Try to put yourself in his shoes and think about how you may feel. He needs love and support and that's up to you now. It is a tough situation but with some help I think you will be just fine.

April - posted on 01/09/2016

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The mother died last yr. Years of drugs abuse. the father is in prison again. This child is my step children s half sibling.

Michelle - posted on 01/09/2016

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What is his Father doing about this? You haven't even mentioned him.
It shouldn't be up to you to deal with him, that's his parent's job. Where are they?

April - posted on 01/09/2016

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He's 13 typo, sorry . The consequences should be that he sits in juvenile detention, or maybe scared straight. Be held responsible. He thinks it's ok he jumps for joy when he doesn't get in trouble with the law. He was put on house detention and he just leaves. He gets caught cheating at school he gets moved to another part of the room. So now he just steals other students work and copies it. No its not ok. But our schools are crowded and they can't babysit. He's a charmer. I took everything out of his room except the mattress. And secured his window and put alarms on the door. He won't do his honework. I've never been so exhausted

Sarah - posted on 01/09/2016

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Is he 13 or 15? When you say the court, school and law enforcement will not cooperate, what do you mean? That they won't arrest him or enforce consequences? What kind of consequences do you enforce for his behavior?

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