7 Year Old Nephew Stole $400.00 From Us: What To DO? - Page 6 - Mothering Forums

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Old 04-25-2008, 12:14 AM
 
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Originally Posted by BrandiRhoades View Post
I'm just a little surprised that so many posters don't give enough credit to an 8-year-old to think he knows not to just take things.
You're misreading what they are saying. Entirely.

I think this was clarified in a previous post, but just in case...

We, as parents, know we have to be careful not to set up situations where this is likely to happen. We do not leave sharp knives out when the children are toddlers, we do not leave a box of change by an exposed electrical plug when a baby is around, and we do not leave large sums of money on the counter when an 8 year old is around.

It's not saying it's the parent's fault the money was taken as much as it is the parent's lack of judgement for putting the money there in the first place. It was a mistake and unless a person can see that, they're setting themselves up to be disappointed again.


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