Find out who she's made friends with. When kids act like this out of nowhere it's usually behavior they've picked up from another kid. Case in point, when my son was about 10, his father was dating a women who had a daughter the same age. Come to find out one day, my mother is missing $20 she left on her dining room table. My son is very honest and had never, ever done something like this, so it only to a little nudge for him to cry and spill the bean on him being the thief. Since, this was completely not like him, I pushed further and he spilled that his dad's girlfriends daughter was the influence. Come to find out, it was a tag team situation because at a bday party we all were at, the mom/daughter team snuck into the bedroom where everyone had left their purses and had a field day. Needless to say, we filled in my ex husband (which is my best friend) and he dumped her asap.
at 5:31 PM on Nov. 14, 2010