My 10 yr old daughter taking things without asking!

Shannon - posted on 05/21/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hello all you moms out there. I need some advise, my 10 yr old daughter is having major issues with taking things that are not hers! She takes money from my purse, gets into my jewlery box, basically does not ask for permission for anything! Even sneeking snacks and I later find the wrappers! I have tried grounding her, taking blankets and toys away like her bike, barbies, computer. I know she is a smart girl and we have had multiple conversations about this issue but it seems to go in one ear and out the other! She is the oldest of 3 girls and I do not want her sisters taking after her. Please HELP.......

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~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/23/2013

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One way to deal with this is to start giving her an allowance for chores and not stealing. If she steals she loses it for that week, but the following week is a clean slate. If that does not work, I would consider counseling. Clearly she is trying to get your attention for some reason. Make sure to spend some extra quality mother daughter time with her.

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♫ Shawnn ♪♫♫ - posted on 05/23/2013

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I'm gonna say "ditto" to Little Miss's posts.

Excellent suggestions!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 05/23/2013

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The whole idea behind the allowance is that she has to see how hard it is to earn money and pay for things yourself. And when you do something wrong, you don't earn. It may hep put things into perspective for her.

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