I'm having a problem with my 4 year old difficult child stealing everything he can lately. What I mean by stealing is he won't ask, he'll just help himself to whatever he wants. This can be anything from toys that I had saved away for his brothers upcoming birthday, to bread/yogurt/food items, money, things from my bedroom, et cetera. I have tried to explain to him that stealing is wrong, and that it is unacceptable behavior. Besides cleaning up the mess he's made, and giving the items back, I don't know what else of a 'consequence' there should be. I read recently that just talking about it may not be effective, and that a stronger 'consequence' should be enforced. Whether it's earning back the money to replace the items, or what not. What does everyone think of this? And consequence suggestions?