8 year old help

Kasie - posted on 04/05/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )




We have an 8 year old. She steals, lies and bullys to no end. We have honestly tried everything we can think of. Talking, sentances, timeout, grounding, no tv, spanking, apology letters from her to the kids she has stolen from. She is in counseling and still getting nowhere! Any advise?


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Holly - posted on 04/06/2011




have you tried stealing all her stuff like in her room and have her earn it all back, what does she say when she gets caught will she blame someone else is she hanging around any new people or older kids where she may get these idea's I have some great punishment idea's please email me at holly26@rocketmail.com so we chat more thanks holly

Michelle - posted on 04/06/2011




Have you consulted your Dr. about this problem some of this issues can be attributed to difficiencies in the body like vitamins and such or it could be other issues like allergies and such because yes even an allergy can make a child act out. My son cannot have apple juice or he gets highly destructive.

Emily - posted on 04/05/2011




I would try family counseling. I'm wondering if she is feeling singled out as the "problem child" and this makes her act out even more. There are likely changes the whole family can make, and she needs to know that you are there for her and willing to make changes. Also, make sure she is hearing from you about the GOOD things she's doing. That can make a world of difference. As far as discipline, whatever method you choose, you need to be consistent and stick with it. If you're changing things a lot, that just makes it confusing for her and tells her that mom is not in control. Just remember behavior change takes time.

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