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[*] Post 467192 posted on 29-11-2012 at 03:02 Reply With Quote
A child steals

One of my young relatives, a boy of 8, stole a sucker and some gum at a gasoline station. He had been in my car, and I had not given him permission to leave while I got fuel, but he came in and grabbed some stuff when I wasn't looking. He was acting suspiciously, and I enlisted his uncle to find out if a theft had happened, and the uncle (who has known him longer than I) got him to admit his wrongdoing. He had the gum in his pocket, and the candy sucker was found hidden under a rug.

I took him to the gas station to return the stolen goods and to require him to admit his wrong.

The act was reported to his mother, who administered painful bodily punishment. She also made him stand, holding cans of fruit above his head. She took a phone picture of him being punished in this way and sent it to family members with the caption, CAUGHT STEALING.

The boy has stolen before. Ruby has usually not mentioned it to his mother, because she hates to see him punished so severely.

What do you think?

Do you suppose fear of punishment sometimes helps him control his impulses to steal?
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[*] Post 467199 posted on 29-11-2012 at 11:23 Reply With Quote

Depends on the child.

Some will actually enjoy the attention, though.
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[*] Post 467204 posted on 29-11-2012 at 12:23 Reply With Quote

Reminds me of "A more humane Mikado" enjoy!
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