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mrslee97658 posted:
Everyday that gets closer to Feb I get more and more excited but I also start to doubt I can do this. My children aren't exactly well behaved and my daughter is really pushing some buttons lately. She has been stealing from everybody and everywhere and she just won't stop. We have done everything to try to get her to stop but nothing is working. And she's only 7! I don't know why she does this but now she is starting to steal things that could be dangerous( taking medicine that she doesn't know what its for). I know most of you don't have kids or don't have kids that age but I don't know what to do. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I always get a little jealous when I see my nieces and nephews cuz they're so well behaved and I have no idea what me and DH are doing wrong
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mrslee97658 responded:
Sorry everyone yesterday was just a really bad day, sometimes I just need to vent to someone that will listen.
 
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BabyLovesPrada replied to mrslee97658's response:
Its all good dude, no worries, I hear ya about the bad day, DH's cat had to be put down and my best friend's Grandma died..... But today is a new day!
 
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mrslee97658 replied to BabyLovesPrada's response:
That's what i'm thinking too
 
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wwilson89 responded:
Have you tried making her take stolen items back to the store and apologizing? Then you could have a manager explain the consequences of stealing (time in the slamma should scare any 7 year old!). Have you asked her why she does it? Also, you could try taking things of hers when you find out she's stolen stuff, and explain that it makes people sad and angry when they find their stuff missing just like she is sad and angry about missing her favorite item that you've taken away.
 
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BabyLovesPrada replied to wwilson89's response:
Good point Wanda
 
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mrslee97658 replied to wwilson89's response:
Yep we have done all of that except take stuff back to the store because by the time I find out its too late and she has eaten it( she usually takes candy from the store) but thanks for the advice. She hasn't stolen anything lately XX fingers crossed. But I believe she is doing it because she wants things that other people have and she gets her things taken away all of the time because she is stealing. But another thing I have done is stopped taking her to the store with me.
 
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BabyLovesPrada replied to mrslee97658's response:
I think whenever possible, not taking her to the store is your best bet.

I wish I had advice, but my fingers are crossed too
 
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wwilson89 responded:
How about making her "work" for the stuff she's stolen? If she wants stuff others have, she can work for it like they do.
 
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BabyLovesPrada replied to wwilson89's response:
thats a good idea, now would be a good time to implement and allowance
 
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BabyLovesPrada replied to BabyLovesPrada's response:
Didnt get to finish sorry, make her earn money with chores and every time she steals, you take some money away, adn let her spend her money to buy the things she wants, she is learning consequences, budgeting and saving all at on\ce
 
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mrslee97658 replied to BabyLovesPrada's response:
I think you and Wanda just might be on to something here. I'll have to try it out. Thanks Ladies!
 
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BabyLovesPrada replied to mrslee97658's response:
GL!


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