posted on Jun, 8 2013 @ 04:16 AM
to be honest, 'cruel to be kind' could well apply here. no amount of counselling's going to help a determined 11 year old i don't think. were she MY
child i'd take away all her possessions until she understands that's what she's doing to other people, and i'd probably make her help me with some
voluntary work where the smallest amount of possessions mean the world.
when my youngest was 11 he was stealing from all of us too, when he stole £100 from me, i gave him a good sound spanking. it didn't stop him, but he
remembers it to this day and says (now aged 24) that if i hadn't he'd have been MUCH worse... thankfully he eventually wised up!
i thought of another thing (sorry for the edits)... it might also be worth asking what she wants, and getting her to work for it doing jobs around the
house... sometimes when they start to realise the value of working for something that they want, they actually start doing that. one of the things i
had my 11 year old do was bowsaw wood for the fire, something he actually liked doing but it also made him aware that he was working for something he
actually wanted. maybe as an 11 year old she doesn't have a way of making her own cash to buy herself some things... that might be worth a try too
good luck with her, she sounds a handful!
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