My child is 4 yrs old and he is taking nursery toys and bring home and hide toys at home.when I catch his stealing he starts crying.what can I do?
My child is 4 yrs old and he is taking nursery toys and bring home and hide toys at home.when I catch his stealing he starts crying.i tried alot by telling him in friendly way,i told him tht stealing is not gud and it will effect him.now I m very tired of it.he always say I wont do it next time but he is still doing it.kindly guide me what can I do?
It seems that your four year old is not quite making the connection that what he is doing is wrong AND he needs to make amends. He knows it is wrong, as he is hiding it from you. (Although he may not fully grasp WHY it is wrong) However, he doesn't really get much of a consequence that let's him know that the nursery center would be disappointed and miss their toys for others to share, too.
I would recommend that he immediately bring back the toy, be asked to talk and apologize to his caregiver and then repeat in front of both you and the caregiver exactly what he thinks was wrong about his behavior and why he shouldn't do it again.
Most importantly, reinforce his good behavior such as on the days when he leaves the toys at nursery care or when he shares his toys with others.
do not let your child to steal any more ,punish him as possible as you can ,because today he is stealing toys but when he grown up he might be stealing valuable thing,more than today you will get problem later.
My sister had that problem and the answer to that Question talk to him and make sure that he does not hide those toys anymore beacuse if he dosen't you might get him 1 of those toys that he wanted if he asked then stealing. And if he keeps it up he won't get anything/
He's most likely playing on your wo-is-me complex. only because you allow it. he's young and programable (for lack of a better term) Try removing what he loves best. ie... toys ,tv time.ect ect. and if all else fails. whip his backside each and everytime he continues this. .He will get the message.
with my own experience.. I had a child that would take toys from the daycare. the first time I found a toy in his pocket I asked him about it. "he told me it was cool and he wanted.. I went on saying that is stealing and stealing is wrong. My husband and I also took him back to the daycare and made him give the toy back. The second time he was caught we, took a toy out of his room and gave it to the daycare.. he did not like sharing his toys with other kids.. We, told him every time you steal from the daycare I will take a toy to the daycare and all the kids will play with it.. He threw a fit about it and eventually quit taking toys out of the daycare and finally understood the concept of stealing.. Thanks. Omaha Ne.