I've been having a problem for the last few months that my son will take things that do not belong to him. It hasn't been anything serious: gum, cookies, candy, etc...the treats that he doesn't get to eat every day. I've tried everything from grounding him to his room, to spankings. He says he knows it's wrong, but he does it anyway.Lately, each time it happens, I make him apologize to whoever he took it from, and he does not get dessert for 1 week. I guess I have two questions...1, am I causing him to do it more by taking dessert away from him? 2, what can I do to make him understand that it is not okay to take things that don't belong to him? I'm worried that eventually it's not going to be as simple as stealing gum from his uncle, that it will turn into something bigger. What can I do to prevent this from happening in the future, and to make him understand the seriousness of this situation and his actions??
Answer by truealaskanmom at 5:56 PM on Mar. 7, 2010
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