For over 2 years, now, my almost 8 yr. old stepson has been stealing from me, & my two daughters, lying about it and other things, and physically & emotionally hurting everybody in the house but Dad. We have more than 40 items missing - never to be seen again - some expensive or irreplaceable. Although we are now on our 3rd therapist, we haven't seen much change.
Mom & Dad have been divorced since before he was 1. Mom is unstable - comes to our house crying & making a big "Jerry Springer" scene about the littlest issues. I have no contact with "Mom" what so ever. I just wish she would stop disrupting our household and get some medical help with her hormones.
Back to stepson. I have looked everywhere, but can't find any of the stolen goods - he must have thrown them out or taken them to Mom's. I am going NUTS! How do we get him to stop stealing, lying, or doing what's wrong? What if he gets into serious trouble one day or really hurts somebody? This summer he hit his 1 yr. old brother so hard with his bike that he BOUNCED off the pavement with his head and it's a miracle he wasn't seriously damaged!
Sending out an S.O.S. - PLEASE HELP!!