Lisa - posted on 05/08/2012 ( 7 moms have responded )
My daughter was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 2009, I had my second child in 2008, she was 6 1/2 years old. Since being diagnosed we have dealt with issues with her coping with the disease. Then the lying began, even with proof right in front of her face, she'd stare you right in the face and still lie to you. Then came the stealing, she stole tape from her teachers desk and a very expensive calculator, when confronted by the teacher she blantily lied again. Then came the cheating, a girl sitting next to my daughter, her pencil fell on the floor, my daughter bent over to pick it up and said I'll give it back to you when you give me the answers to the test, and then proceeded to look at her answers and copy them to her test. This was her third strike at school and was suspended today for 2 days. I have tried everything from taking things away, to a rewards system, to getting privileges taken, to grounding, to timeouts, counceling was a no go as she is very manipulative and knows how to play people as she has played me against her teachers making me look like a fool. I'm at my wits end, and don't know what else to do. My husband is visiting his sick mother and has been away since Friday. I give her attention, I give her things that she wants, I praise her for doing good, I don't condone this behavior and I am asking for any suggestions please and thank you.