stealing at school

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by pnuts, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. pnuts

    pnuts New Member

    My difficult child has had a few incidences of stealing little things from school. School says that it seems like he wants to get caught. Yesterday, he swiped a bag of chips even though he had snack card money. When he realized that teacher was watching, he walked over and put the chips back. Prior to this it was a bottle of water and some little plastic things. Both of these I made him return and apologize. In the case of the water, I made him buy a few extra bottles with his own money to donate to the school as water sales are a fund raising project for the class.
    I don't know what to do. Any suggestions? :scared:
  2. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    Maybe there is something more constructive - organized - at school that he could participate in that would get him noticed in a positive way. M loved to help the teachers or staff, right until he graduated high school. But if he thought that they viewed him as a "bad" kid, he was just as happy cultivating that reputation as well.

    Any clubs or after school groups that help out that he could join in with?