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how should i discipline my daughter for stealing from my purse?

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laura1010

Asked by laura1010 at 5:38 PM on Dec. 11, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • How old is she?
    Snewo

    Answer by Snewo at 5:41 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • 10 love x
    laura1010

    Comment by laura1010 (original poster) at 5:44 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • money? other?
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:46 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • money hun x
    laura1010

    Comment by laura1010 (original poster) at 5:48 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • I'd tell her that she's lost your trust and will have to gain it back over time. Tell her she is going to have stricter rules to follow..... and take something away from her.

    I really don't know.... mine is only 4. Each child is different and responds better to different punishments.
    JessicaB86

    Answer by JessicaB86 at 5:49 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Tell her that it is the wrong thing to do. Tell her if she needs money you will help her find a way to earn it, and work with her to find some tasks around the house that aren't busy work. In a family we all share the work and the income, so she can have some income as long as she does her share of the work. Don't say that you had better never find that she has done this again, because that says to a child- do it so that Mom doesn't find out. Tell her that she won't feel good about herself if she steals, and that she will feel good about herself if she earns the money. And flatly tell her she is not to do this again. If you want to include a punishment, then stick to it. I'd say no TV for a week. Don't stretch out the punishment period for too long or it loses effectiveness.
    Bmat

    Answer by Bmat at 5:49 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • thanks bmat but this is the 2nd time in a month, and had promised her a spanking if it happened again and it has should i follow through though x
    laura1010

    Comment by laura1010 (original poster) at 5:51 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Laura, what other punishments have you tried with your daughter?
    JessicaB86

    Answer by JessicaB86 at 5:52 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • grounding, take privalages, no tv ect
    laura1010

    Comment by laura1010 (original poster) at 5:54 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

  • Has she told you why she is stealing money?
    JessicaB86

    Answer by JessicaB86 at 5:55 PM on Dec. 11, 2010

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