My 4 year old keeps stealing from me, how do I handle this??????
Hello everyone, I need some help! My 4 year old daughter keeps taking things (she is very sneaky and quiet when doing this too) that don't belong to her. If it had been a rare occurrence I wouldn't even worry about it, but I find that she takes things on almost a daily basis! She always hides these items which leads me to believe that she knows she is doing something wrong. For example a week ago she took the ear thermometer from the bathroom and I found it under her dresser (one of her favorite hiding spots), a few days ago I found my glittler cup for my nails behind her door (another favorite hiding spots), I aslo found a $20 in her toy box (very random spot for her) yesterday she took some eyeliner and colored her wall behind her door and then hid the eyeliner behind her door, then just today I caught her red handed with some of my nail polish but not before she could polish her face, legs, arms and my carpet (I know that given just another minute or two she would have hidden the nail polish behind her door). All of this has happened withing a very short amount of time too. Today, when she took the nail polish I was throwing some laundry in the washer, that only takes a few minutes! I have tried time outs and talking to her I don't know how to stop this. Anyone else gone through this, how do I stop it and make her know that what she is doing is wrong? Thank you for reading and for any help :)