Son Wont Stop Stealing And Lying Going On For 13 Years

Barbara - posted on 08/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




PLEASE HELP ME ASAPPP. My son has been stealing his entire life since he was 5. Ive always told him it was wrong but he still has been doing it. Hes never stopped and ive cried about it, ive prayed about it, ive even made him talk to cops so he knew wat would happen if he didnt stop. he still persists to steal and lie about it. He sometimes even steals food from the house and eats it upstair. i dont mind him taking food but he steals it as if hes not allowed to have it. i know this because i end up finding the wrappers under his bed or between the couch in places that they shouldnt be. He has 2 brothers and a sister and i know hes a bad influence on them and i feel so bad that they have to grow up to see me bitter because my son just cant behave himself. hes done it all from call me the B word on his facebook page to even getting me arrested because i lost it and bleached his clothes as he tried to throw them all outside to retrieve later. my sisters all tell me to let him go but he's my first born son and i dont really know what to do can someone please help me. He just got caught stealing from walmart yesterday and he has to go to court. Oh and did i mention HE's 18 NOW still doing the things that got himm in trouble when he was 5. Im at a loss and dont know what to do. i wish i had done more when he was younger but i always felt the need to protect him and shelter him which is wrong. now i feel like he can't change and its too late. he told me he spoke with a psychologist who believes he has ADHD and its his impulsiveness that makes him steal but he's lied so much i dont know what to believe. my husband has been with him since he was 2 since his real father hasn't been around and my husband just wants him out of our life and yesterday we reached the point where we packed his stuff and dropped him off at his dorm and told him not to contact us unless we contact him. I dont know what to say or do. Please help me


~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/21/2012




Cutting him completely out of your lives is not the answer. He should be able to call you and talk to his mother anytime he would like to. It is unfortunate what he is doing, but he is an adult now. He has made his bed, and he will lie in it. If you can get him into therapy, or a program, go for it. But don't enable his behavior, and don't turn your back on him.

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