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abcxyz2012 abcxyz2012 31-35 9 Answers Nov 10, 2012 in Family Struggles

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You do need to do something, maybe a strong talking to by the police might be enough to scare her. You don't want her to try and live life with a criminal record though, that will possible lead to other problems and more crimes being committed. I'd keep your money next to you at all times to stop the temptation for her, too.

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TOUGH LOVE.<br />
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If you don't do something to get through to her *now*, she will be stealing bigger and more expensive things as an adult and will end up in prison or worse.

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If you've tried to get her stop on your own and it's not working .. it might be a good idea to get the cops involved. That might be the only way she'll take any of this seriously.<br />
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I'm not sure if they would necessarily have to arrest her .. maybe just take her and talk to her at the Police Dept. That could be pretty scary .. at least I hope so.<br />
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She might need counseling too. There are probably other issues that need to be dealt with too. <br />
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Being a good parent isn't always easy .. and I commend you for wanting to do the right thing now .. before it gets any worse.<br />
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Good Luck.

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It depends --what is she stealing? and if its money, how much?<br />
What other form of disciplinary actions are you willing to enforce?

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Basically everything. from money, varying amounts, jewelry, small electronics (i-pod, cell phone, etc) down to her baby sister's toys and the money from her piggy bank. If anyone else has it, she wants it. And she certainly has an equal amount of things of her own. She also steals from others regularly. We have tried at least 15 disciplinary methods, too numerous to list, as well as counselling and having her interact with police officers about her stealing.

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How long did you keep her in counseling? --I ask this question due to the fact that any one who stops counseling before they have been their therapist for at least 6 months is not getting the required amount of time needed to uncover the root of the problem...... the average person needs 6 to 12 months in counseling.

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This has been going on for over 2 years, she has been in counselling almost the entirety of that time. And still is.

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What is the counselor saying about her actions and why she might be doing this? What was her childhood like?

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no. what did she steal>?

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