What do you do when a child continues to do something they know is wrong & they are going to get in trouble for? What do you do when you have tried various punishments for the same offence but it has no effect and the child continues the behavior?
The reason I ask this is because my 8 year old sister has a major problem with stealing. She's stole from kids at school, her family, & even at different stores in the mall. But nothing seems to stop her.
Here recently we found out she stole from my daughter's piggy bank & my mom has asked me to determine her punishment since it was my daughter who she stole from & honestly she doesn't know what else to do. They have tried long drawn out talks, taking her back to the stores making her admit to stealing the items, apologizing, and giving them back, spanking her, making her do extra chores, extra homework, no tv, no video games, etc. We've tried everything we can possibly think of. I don't want my sister to be a thief. I know there are a lot of parents on herw so I thought I might get some advice & opinions from you all.