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Thank you ladies for your input. More specifically my 3 yr old is steeling things from home. Why?

Why would he sneek and take, for example, yogurt that he can have if he asks for it? He also sneeks into myn and my friends purses when no one is looking. I dont understand why he would steel food mostly.

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Asked by LilBird88 at 2:44 PM on Aug. 20, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • It's a phase. He's probably doing it to get a reaction out of you. See what he can get away with. Probably finds it funny when people go looking for the stuff he took.

    Answer by JGRIMMER at 2:46 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • Talk to him about it. He could be learning it from someone.

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 2:48 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • just a question.. did you or his father go through this at all or anything? Just curious because my sister, ever since she was ltitle would lie about things she didn't have to lie about and apparently her dad is the exact same way - she STILL does it at 33 years old.. all the time, lying about things she knows she doesn't have to - I wonder if stealing is the same... just a thought lol!! so sorry

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 2:48 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • wow i don't know ! Does he do it for spite ? for example if you take something that he shouldn't have, does he then sneak and steal ? but then he is only 3....we can't assume he knows exactly what he's doing or that he's doing it maliciously either....but I would definitely try to get hold of the situation very soon...and very harshly.....3 is pretty young though which makes me think he's seen it for sure...any older siblings ? or other influences ? of luck ! I hope it gets better for sure !

    Answer by FXmomTo3 at 3:08 PM on Aug. 20, 2010

  • a phase i hope

    Answer by san78 at 9:27 AM on Aug. 22, 2010

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