Well, my 4yo dd's in trouble. Again. This time, she decided it would be a good idea to sneak into my BIL's room and steal half of his girlfriend's candy. When he asked her, she lied to him and told him no, she didn't do it. When I asked her, she copped to it. So I asked her why she did it. She said that she thought it was fun. My BIL and I asked her if she thought that hurting people and making them sad and angry was fun too. She said no, and we explained to her that by stealing from them, she had hurt them, and that she had hurt me because I have taught her not to steal. She's grounded now from everything except reading for the next week, but I don't know that she really understands why what she did was so bad. How do I get through to this child???
*On a side note, my older three were easy on this matter. The first time they got popped on the butt or grounded, they stopped. My 4yo, though, doesn't seem to get it. I hate that she did this, and honestly, it makes me want to cry.
There's not enough coffee in the world to gain as much energy as these 5!