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Your child is just the perfect gift from God, he gets good marks in school, helps around the house, is great with his friends and is adored by his siblings. But recently he was caught at school stealing, and the earth fell away from your feet. Your child caught stealing? Can it really be true?
Whether the child steals because he is just stressed out, or is angry and wants attention, as parents, you should try to get to the root of the problem. Maybe there are other underlying problems, like drug abuse, and stealing is the only way out for your child.
When your child has been caught in the act of stealing, first determine whether it was the first time or whether he has been repeatedly stealing.
Crimes like shoplifting are serious in nature, and your child should be made aware of the consequences. They should know that such offenses can lead to jail and the careful reputation of the family could go haywire.