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    Default Help my sons stealing!

    Please help my 4 year old is stealing!!!!! It started off with chocolates in my fridge and school food but now it's chocolate from shops and today it was a bottle of coke from the shops fridge! I'm devastated I never thought my boy would steal from a shop and when I ask about it he comes up with a very planned out story for example where did you get that coke oh I found money at the park and bought it ..... Someone help !!!!

    From a stressed out mum!

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    I think it might be a normal stage kids go through? I remember myself stealing at 7! Got a huge smack from my mum never done it again. Sorry can't be more helpful.

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    My brother did this my mum made him take it back to the shop and apologise.. Don't think he ever did it again lol

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    Its scary because it's getting worse ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeee View Post
    My brother did this my mum made him take it back to the shop and apologise.. Don't think he ever did it again lol
    this is what I would do

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeee View Post
    My brother did this my mum made him take it back to the shop and apologise.. Don't think he ever did it again lol
    I'd get him to do this^. Also explain stealing is a crime, if he gets caught he will get in trouble with the police.

    My ex stole as a kid and his mum took him to the police station and got the policeman to give him a stern talking to.... it worked though.

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    My 4 yr old has only done it once. We got to the car and an Easter egg fell out from the bottom of his shorts. I made him take take it back to the shop himself (with me by his side for moral support).

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    I think it is quite normal in terms of boundary pushing and seeing what will happen but it's completely unacceptable and I agree with PP, I'd be marching him back to the shop to apologise. I like the police station idea too.
    Good luck!

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    Def make him take it back.


    DO NOT let him have anything he stole.


    Be consistent and not too worried...it is a normal thing and he will grow out of it with some support and consequences.

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    I would also make him take it back and apologies. Make it clear that stealing is wrong and his behavior will have consequences. Best of luck.


 

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