My stepson is currently displaying blatent irresponsibility - 4 broken cell phones (smashed by basketball, water damage, mysteriously not working) in the last year, "stolen" school bus passes, "stolen" wallet at school, etc. Everything seems to not be his fault, or so he feels. How would you go about addressing this situation. I feel even if everything was truly an accident, he ought to be more careful - but how do you make a child "more careful"?
Answer by dullscissors at 6:56 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by emmyandlisa at 7:18 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by Rosehawk at 7:20 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
Is he reporting these thefts to the dean of students or counselor or principal, whoever is in charge at the school and getting them documented. That would be the first step for me. If things are truly being stolen the school should be aware of it and a report should be filed. Then I would want to know from where are these things being stolen; locker, car, classroom, backpack, pocket, jacket,,,gym, bathroom, dining hall, classroom...I'd definitely try to narrow that down. Is he being targeted by bullies? Next step would depend on the answers to the first two. I think it sounds 'fishy'.
Answer by meooma at 7:44 PM on Apr. 25, 2011
Answer by ZeenaS.Muh at 1:38 AM on Apr. 26, 2011
Answer by grismelda at 2:08 PM on Apr. 29, 2011
Answer by gbrewster at 7:38 AM on May. 17, 2011
Answer by mommyof3-2008 at 12:15 PM on May. 19, 2011