Stealing and lying
Not many behaviors get parents angry and worried like having their kids steal or lie.
We went through a season where one of our young children was found with several items that we knew weren’t purchased by us... What is going on here!? We couldn’t figure it out. The child had everything needed and more, why steal and lie about it?
Many children try stealing once or twice out of temptation for something they really want. If you have a child with early life trauma or ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) stealing and lying aren’t uncommon. Most parents want to know what they can do about it. But actually the better question is “what is the root cause of it?”
Kids steal and lie for some reason. Time to put your detective hat on and work with your child to figure out what’s going on!
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