Have you ever taken away Chriatmas?
I've always semi-threatened to take away Christmas to my 9 year old ("Santa won't bring you things if you are on the naughty list" or "I'm telling Granda not to buy you stuff"...cuz Grandma buys good stuff)
This year. I have cancelled any real Christmas for my 9 year old. Her behavior has been awful. So much so that she was already down to just getting socks, underwear and other necessities about a month ago. On Sunday she stole money from a neighbor then Monday stole money from my SIL and 6yo nephew. She got busted for the stealing by all 3 people who she stole from and yet she told each and every one of them that I gave her the money....then told her dad the neighbor gave it to her. I was at work while all of this went down. She assumed no one would verify the neighbor story.....because they moved out. Little does she know that they are my FRIENDS! and we don't only talk because we are neighbors.
Anyways. She might get a few gifts from reletives......but NOTHING will be from Santa or mom & dad. I went shopping today and spent all the extra $ on my nephews, my 2yo daughter, and other friends & family. Not a penny for Kai.
If her behavior improves, I might take her clothes & shoe shopping after the New Year. I am so frustrated with her.