I have 3 children. Oldest is 6yo girl, then 5yo boy and 11 week old baby girl. My son, recently has been 'taking' things that are not his. He shows us what he took after we've left the place. I'm unsure how to handle this, as it keeps happening more so now than when I was pregnant. I've explained why we don't take things, had him return said item and write apology letter and just don't know what else would be effective, visit from the Sheriff maybe? Or is that too harsh? Or not enough? Parenting is tough, positive parenting or No? I was raised being yelled at and spanked if I misbehaved.
I don't know if he's acting out because of all the attention a new baby gets, or his ADD or just being a boy. Any advice?