What do I do if my four year old keeps on taking other childrens toys at school and then lie about taking them?

Lizelle - posted on 05/29/2009 ( 2 moms have responded )

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My four year old son keeps on taking other children at schools toys and putting them into his bag. When confronted he says he did not take anything. I don't know what to do. I am so worried about him and how I am going to get this out of him. This is certainly not the way he was raised. HELP!

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Marlène - posted on 05/30/2009

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I wouldn't worry much. But if he has a favorite toy, try to ask him how he would feel if someone would take it and not give it back to him. Because if he lies saying he didn't take it, that means he wants to keep it. Make him understand that the other kid is feeling excately the same. Next time around, he might think a bit before grabbing a toy that doesn't belong to him.

Marce - posted on 05/29/2009

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hi i would'nt worry too much about it could just be a phase my 3 yera old sometimes came bak from play school wiv other kids toys i make him give them bak to the certain kid he took it off and make him say sorry he does'nt really do it now.as for denyin it i think most kids go through the denyin stage wen they think there in trouble please dont worry he will grow out of it xx

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