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6 years old-1st grader

My 6 year old daughter is in first grade and is starting to have behavioral problems. She has started to steal from her peers, then when confronted she lies to her teacher and to her principal but will only confess to her teacher. When she goes to the restroom she goofs off with her peers and for some reason feels the need to unravel all the toilet paper. We did not have any problems in Kindergarten. This is her 2nd offense. Please help! I don't know what to do at this point.
In Topics: Learning issues and special needs
> 60 days ago

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Louiseasl
Feb 11, 2014
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What the Expert Says:

Hello and thank you for writing to JustAsk,

The School Counselor should be able to help in this situation. Also, activities which involve discipline, such as martial arts, dance or scouts help teach children self-restraint.

Good luck!

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It's not uncommon for a child to 'test the waters' - by doing that, they find out where the boundaries are. It does sound as if the children are not properly supervised in the bathroom - they should not have time to goof off.
The stealing is also not uncommon- she's young and learning right from wrong. Children do lie about their misdeeds to keep from getting in trouble - it's a part of the package - but what is she stealing from her peers and when she does confess, what does she say as to why she stole?
She will soon have no friends to goof off with - children don't like the children who steal from them. If she continues to steal at school, she needs to be more closely watched by the teacher.
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