Aimee - posted on 05/15/2013 ( 11 moms have responded )
hi there my 6 year old has been stealing food in the morning, it started when my youngest was around 9months old (he has problems and screemed frm 10pm till 6am every single night) so at around 6am i used to fall asleep till 7.30 latest and before i got up my other son would wake up and sneak down stairs and help him self to food. I used to think it was because he was hungry so i told him to wake me as soon as he was up and do not go down with out me as it is dangerous. He never woke me. I started to stop buying treats and on the days he stole i would not let him have pudding and drink was water not juice etc. other times I have banned him from going to his nannas. At one point i thought he'd stopped and 1 day I moved the fridge only to find so many wrappers what had been hidden. Also under the whashing machine, and other hidden places. I have took him to the police station as we got there i said one last chance. it stopped for a while. not long ago I found he'd stole £40 from my mums house again i banned him from going scouts and to my mums for a long time i made him apoligise explained why it wrong etc. Again it stopped then yesterday he got up I was awake told him to get ready for school why i wake his brother when id come down 10 minutes later he'd ate cake and left loads of crums i took him police station took all my effort to get him out of the car because he was scared i felt so awful but he needs to learn. as i got to the door station was closed. i am glad in a way but im at my wits end. I have tried to let him make brekfast on the weekends on the condition his older brother was up aswell but again on this he was put spoonfuls of suger more than cereal so in time had to stop this to. he is not hungry as we get fed alto and have a lot of fruit in my house. im hoping yestreday will be enough for him to stop but what do i do if not? oh and 1 other occasion i was at my nannas and she has a cuby hole has games for kids and her sweets chocolate etc my son said he was playing in there when i said time tio go he took his time we got in the car and he had half a bar of choclate other half eaten said it was his friends. it was not. i made him take the rest back and apoligise.