my young daughter has started stealing small amounts of money from my purse

@ESKARENA1 (18298)
December 16, 2006 4:34am CST
my young daughter has started stealing small amounts of money from my purse and toys from other children, the amounts are trivial but i feel it needs to be stopped before it gets worse, any ideas what to do ?
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 07
Hi EsKaren I don't know how I missed this one out. I hope you have managed to sort this out as it is now 3 Months later. I know my Son went through a Stage for a little While when he was 12 doing this. He wanted it for sweets but the thing is he knew all he had to do was ask and I would have given it to him lol.
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@ESKARENA1 (18298)
21 Feb 07
blessed be, yes i think we have sorted it out now, we spoke to her seperately, then again together, we told her about how wrong it was and it seemed to work
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@gabs8513 (48710)
• United Kingdom
21 Feb 07
Oh I am so glad that it is sorted. Good on you like I said I think they all go through it.
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@ESKARENA1 (18298)
21 Feb 07
yes im sure they do, but its still a worry at the time, all the best to you blessed be
@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
21 Feb 07
Yes it is best to teach them while they are young how wrong it is to steal. All kids do it, but they must be told it is wrong or they will never understand when they get older. All you can do is lay the foundation and forced the rules and hope for the best.
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@ESKARENA1 (18298)
21 Feb 07
thankfully it seems to have stopped, blessed be. Talking is the only way
@monet0077 (156)
• United States
21 Feb 07
To me it sounds like she just doesn't understand the boundries. Maybe she doesn't see it as stealing, but just something she wants? If she is really young you should try to explain to her the difference bewteen what's hers and what belongs to other people. When I was 5 I stole a piece of candy from the grocery store. My father found out and made me go back into the store and take it back and apoligize. That had a big impact on me.
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@ESKARENA1 (18298)
21 Feb 07
yes i agree, i think something like this is the best way to deal with it, blessed be
@lucalucky (1840)
• Italy
16 Dec 06
Sorry, I have no suggestions but I am sure you have to do something. At the moment is not a big problem I suppose but it can be in the future. I am not an expert about kids.
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@ESKARENA1 (18298)
17 Dec 06
thank you for your support
@Ohara_1983 (4119)
• Kuwait
16 Dec 06
daughter - daughter
it's to bad to heard about your daughter maam:) just talk to her that it's bad to steal a thing. and explain to her what punishment to the people stealing the thing's of other.
@ESKARENA1 (18298)
17 Dec 06
thank you
@vikceo (1301)
• India
16 Dec 06
yes that's a lil serious problem.. but try to convince your daughter aboutit very calmly and with love.. say her ask me whenever you need money rather stealing i will give you w/o asking why do youneed.. once she is comfortale to ask you then start slowing knowing her usage of that money.. hope it could help
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@ESKARENA1 (18298)
16 Dec 06
yes it is a big help, thank you
@cooky28 (739)
• Australia
16 Dec 06
sit down and talk to her about it and try to explain that it is wrong ,for christ sake she is only 7 years old be bloody firm, if not you need a smack on the bum.
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@ESKARENA1 (18298)
16 Dec 06
ty but its the 4 year old thats doing it its not as clear at that age
• China
16 Dec 06
well,i'm already 21,but i'm still a children in my parent's eyes,and when i'm about 9,i also did that thing for many times, also not so much,and mainly used the money to buy what i want but my parents hadn't bought for me,but when i grew up,i found that it was wrong,so gradully i stopped to do that again myself,and didn't let my parents known about it
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@ESKARENA1 (18298)
16 Dec 06
thank you for your respones, so im well leaving it alone?
@rms2727 (815)
• India
16 Dec 06
even if it means punishing her do it, cos such habits must be controlled early. teach her the value of money and how one has to work hard to earn money. also tell her about what happens to thieves.
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@jen20619 (1302)
• Ireland
22 Dec 06
interesting posting
@ESKARENA1 (18298)
22 Dec 06
thank you, do you have anything to add?
@UPLANA (3159)
• India
22 Dec 06
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THAT"S A BAD HABIT U SHOULD STOP HER TO DO THAT BY BOTH LOVE AS WELL AS PUNISHMENT!
@ESKARENA1 (18298)
22 Dec 06
thank you for your comment yes it is the only way i agree