Has anyone had to deal with lying and stealing? My son is 8 and it's seems like no matter what kind of discipline he gets, he won't stop! The stealing revolves around food only. We adopted him when he was 2 and he has an attachment disorder (he is just starting to go to therapy). When he first came to us he would eat food so fast as if in a panic. As he got older it stopped because we would constantly tell him to slow down and remind him that no one was going to take it. His teacher does say that he eats his food panicky and fast in school though sometimes. Well....at school he was managing to sneak his lunch before lunchtime. So we started having him leave it in the office until lunch and sending him a snack since he claimed he was hungry. Now, we find out that he's been caught sneaking food from other kids lunch boxes!!! He says that he knows it's wrong, but he just "wanted it". He was already grounded at home because he was refusing to do his work at school, so this prolonged his grounding. Then today, he snuck over and stole his brothers Easter candy gift that my younger son's teacher gave to him yesterday (my younger son loves to save things, so he was saving the candy). He says he knew it wasn't his, but he "wanted it". I keep telling him that their are a lot of things that ALL of us "want", but it doesn't mean we can just go take it. So he's already grounded from his other behaviors, and now I'm making him write sentences saying that just because he wants something doesn't mean he can take it. Has anyone dealt with lying and stealing? What kind of discipline/punishment did you use? It frustrates me because he says he knows that he shouldn't do it, but he does it anyway. I'm hoping therapy will help with this issue. I have 3 other kids younger then him and they have never had any of the issues he's dealt with. I know that every kid attempts to lie and be sneaky at some point...I was the queen of sneaky growing up!....but his is excessive, disruptive, and getting out of control.