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Ways To Stop Your Child From Stealing

Kshitij Yadav
3 to 7 years

Created by Kshitij Yadav
Updated on Sep 10, 2020

Ways To Stop Your Child From Stealing
Reviewed by Expert panel

Children are innocent and most of the time they are not even aware of their actions. They just do it. Some kids can be pretty naughty and can develop a bad habit of stealing. There are obvious reasons why kids steal. The stealing habit could be developed under a bad company’s influence. Basically, when a kid sees something that fascinates his eyes he desires to possess that thing and steals it without knowing the fact that it is called stealing.

If this behaviour isn’t noticed in time it may turn into a strong addiction in the future. Keeping in mind this problem we are providing you with some very useful advices. Unfortunately, if your kid is under such influence incorporating these tips as told will help you improve your kid’s behaviour. Here are ways to prevent your child from stealing. Read thoroughly.

How To Stop Child From Stealing?

Here are possible ways to help the child stop stealing.

Do not lose your temper

It’s obvious that you will be shocked to see your child stealing money or stuffs but he is still a child. Anyways, once you are absolutely sure that your child has stolen something, you need not to get mad at him. What you should rather do is to sit them down and talk to them as to why did he steal it and from whom. Try to find out the root cause behind stealing.

Never accuse the kid

If you’re told by someone that your child stole something and unless you absolutely trust that person, do not accuse your child of it. If it is so, then you would want to preach them down and tell that it is a very wrong thing to steal things from people. Preach them about the rightful ownership

Also Read: How do I curb stealing in my child?

How To Teach Your Child A Lesson About Stealing?

Well, you can start by telling your kids that things others possess are because they own and earned it. Tell your child, things that he earns and which is rightfully his are his and the stuffs that others possess are theirs but his. Tell them about the rightful ownership of the stuffs.

Ask him/her to stay away from such influence

Nicely ask your child “why made him steal stuffs?” and if your child tells you that he has done it because one of his classmates was stealing too. You need to ask your kid to stay away from such influences and tell them over and over how wrong this habit is. Talk to his class teacher about it so that he or she can start telling children about things like stealing are so shameful and wrongful to do.

Ask them to return the stuff and apologize

Once you have explained your child about stealing as a bad deed, ask him or her to return the stuffs to the person he or she has stolen from and apologize from that person. Doing this will help your child building a behaviour of helping others rather. Forgive them

Forgive your child with keeping your cool on. Kids understand once they are told that things such as stealing are quite bad and wrong to do and they try to improve themselves in order to make their parents proud.

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| May 27, 2018

nice blog!

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| May 28, 2018

good one!

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