Drugs, Alcohol, Date Rape, Cyber Sex... in addition to all the dangerous and life-threatening issues parents need to be aware of today and discuss with their kids, it may be hard to think about taking the time to talk to them about shoplifting. After all, you have raised them well and they know stealing is wrong.
But juvenile shoplifting is not about knowing right from wrong. It’s about acceptance, self-worth, thrill seeking and the pressures kids face from family, school and their peers. Even when they know shoplifting is wrong, when their lives become too stressful, it becomes difficult to resist the temptation.
At that point they often let themselves believe that shoplifting isn’t hurting anyone and that stores can afford the losses and it will be "just this one time".
To avoid the future hardships for your child, yourself and your family, it is important that you take the time to discuss shoplifting with your children. Let them know stealing is a crime and that you value honesty and integrity. They will listen. TIPS. If you think your child may have a problem with shoplifting or has been recently caught, we encourage you to enroll your child (ages 10-17) in the Y.E.S. Program which will help him/her get back on track.
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