my son is stealing, please help why

Ana - posted on 04/15/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )

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i really need some help and dont know why this is happening. im a single mom to a 10 year old son. the last month i have noticed him bringing empty notebooks home from school. apparently after the teacher leaves the class he takes notebooks. i just check the laundry room and noticed 27 books in total. i have questioned him and he doesn't give me a definite answer only that kids who come on saturdays to the class mark the notebooks so he needs new ones. he is a very neat person and not sure if this is condition he has or that he has other reasons to stealing and lying to me . recently the teacher brought the stealing from the class to me which i was suprised as i told him to give the books he took and return to the teacher. he had know issues at the first semester as he would do his homework as soon as he comes home and did excellent at school. please help this is devastating me

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Michelle - posted on 04/15/2012

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talk with his teacher see if he can see the counselor at the school maybe talking to someone who is not a parent will allow him to feel like he can talk. He may feel like he is different and that his behavior in some way makes you love him less so he doesn't want to talk to you about it. It also could be a sign of OCD

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