Quoting Baby_Majick:" So what do you do?! It started with her stealing a coach purse of mine.... and it got ruined... then ... [snip!] ... don't know what to do.... kind of at my breaking point with this... and she lies when asked about it.... Anyone have advice?"
Quoting Not tellin:" She is probably lying because of the previous confrontations and the fear of the outcome. Start with ... [snip!] ... the opposite will grab the attention especially if you have been struggling for long with out results on another option."
Quoting Baby_Majick:" Her grandma says she doesn't know what she is doing, and I disagree.... she's not lacking in attention, she's the baby... of course this has started since the brother is coming. "
Quoting Not tellin:" There you go. It is out of jealousy. You have got to find a way to get her excited about being a big ... [snip!] ... her baby brother. Do whatever you can to get her pysched about the new baby and reassure her that she is very important to you."
Quoting Baby_Majick:" The older sisters are excited, but i'm not sure what she thinks.... other than she wants him to come ... [snip!] ... to move... and Grandma doesn't really do much... kind of makes me mad... so I worry what if she is like that with the baby?!"
Quoting Not tellin:" With my twins I got them so involved with my pregnancy that when my son was born, he was their baby. ... [snip!] ... her to think highly of the situation and to get so excited about him she forgets that she is not going to be the baby anymore. "
Quoting Baby_Majick:" Thats a really awesome idea!! I'm being induced Friday.... but maybe I can get her involved with feedings... ... [snip!] ... with feedings... diaper changes, and so on... and take her tomorrow to buy the rest of the stuff I need... that will be nice! "
Quoting Not tellin:" I think she will like that. It is almost too bad that you don't have more time but, emphasiss on how ... [snip!] ... The over involvement kept that at bay for me. For you, it will help the outbursts of bad behavior. Good luck and congrats!!!"
Quoting Baby_Majick:" Thanks for the advice!! I really hope she adores him... Mine are (will be) 9,6, and 5.... my oldest ... [snip!] ... and I took my middle daughter out shopping once for baby stuff and she loved it... they love going through the baby stuff."
Quoting Not tellin:" Any time!! They will all adjust. They will all love him. Hope the little tip will make it easier for the adjustment!"
Quoting Baby_Majick:" I'm sure it will.... and I hope it stops her stealing habit lol.. because thats driving me crazy!! "
Quoting Not tellin:" LOL. My cousin did steal A LOT when he was young. Oddly enough, it was small things he could put in ... [snip!] ... the good things she does. The less attention she gets on the bad and the more she gets on the good, the more good she will do."
Quoting Baby_Majick:" That is true! She steals weird stuff, her sisters stuffed animals.... stuff from school.... she stole ... [snip!] ... talked to her about it over and over.... I thought it was over until she was taking stuff from school and now from the bus."