6 Year Old Child Lies, Steals, and Acts Out

I have a 6 year old boy who is peeing and pooping and rubbing it into his floor because he says he doesn't get what he wants. My wife and I have told him that if he listens and does good he can have what he wants. He steals candy and then lies about it. We have tried everything.

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He has nothing in his room now, but a mattress. I told him if he was good all day I would take him fishing. So later that day he and I left my wife and his brother home and went fishing. Then later that night when we got home he went to his room and got caught peeing on his floor. After that he said he was going to the bathroom when he actually went and stole candy then tried to lie about it.

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May 26, 20200 found this helpful

You need professional help. There is a reason for a 6 year old acting out. Ask yourself, are there any changes in his life, family, or the biggest thing is his life has changed a lot with this corona virus has changed his life.

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Maybe he feels it is a punishment. Try to explain to him that the way things is, is sad for everyone and together as a family it will get better. Most of all he seems he is starving for attention !

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May 26, 20200 found this helpful

You, your wife and your 6 year old need to seek professional counseling as this is too big an issue for you to solve by yourselves.
I know you will probably get lots of suggestions but please consider trying to find out how you can get counseling. You will have to be this honest with anyone you talk with.

Is your son in school or starting soon?
Schools are the first place to ask for help so if your child will be starting school soon you can make an appointment with his school and talk with them about all of this as they will want to help you before he starts to school.

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You can also contact some of the local churches to see if they have any names of people to help with this problem.

Have you talked with anyone at your local Family Services? You do not say about your income but most of these places can get help without charge if you cannot afford to pay.

You can try some of these places but local help is better and quicker.

bphc.hrsa.gov/

findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/

This is a very serious matter and you need to work on getting help as soon as possible before something happens that cannot be undone.

This is serious enough to contact your senator and ask for help as they should be able to supply all types of local and national assistance programs.
You will have to make an appointment and express that it is serious and needs to be done quickly.
Be sure you makes notes before you visit their office so you know you will remember to explain everything or they may not be able to help you.

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Find your senator with this link:

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May 27, 20200 found this helpful

Your son could be experiencing some mental issues due to hormone imbalance or something else. I would actually take him to the doctor and have them run some tests on him. If this is not the case then you will need to get some professional help to get to the bottom of all of this. I am not sure how many children you have and if your son is the olderst or the youngest. All I know is that he will only get worse the longer you let it go. It needs to be corrected now before it gets totally out of control and bigger issues arise.

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May 28, 20200 found this helpful

I don't have any kids but I have watched several shows of Super Nanny, Jo Fros who comes to homes to help parents struggling with situations like this.

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You could watch to get an idea, but definitely tell your doctor and from there you could be recommended to professional.

Best of luck!

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May 29, 20200 found this helpful

Hi, I am so sorry that you are dealing with this sensitive problem with your young six year old son. First thing I would like to ask is; did your son have these problems before the COVID19 Virus? Is this a new issue and how new, or if it isn't how long, or when did this start? I did not read anyone ask any of these questions? Before this, was your son, toileting properly? And acting just like any 6 year old? I guess what I am saying is; if this is new since the virus, then, yes, it sounds like a mental reaction to being quarantined, nd hearing all this scary news about COVID19. If it has affected all the adults the way it has, just think about how this has affected children.

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And most people are not addressing how this is affecting children. But, it is. They are missing their friends, playing outdoors, parks, playgrounds and eating in fun places like McDonalds etc...And being housebound!
If this is a problem prior to COVID, then this should have been addressed before now or immediately by his Pediatrician first and get a refferal to a proffessional from there! Most likely a Behavioralist. I wish you the very best of luck. Don't through in the towel yet or ever. Children are resilent. Your son will survive this and Mommy and Daddy will also!

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May 30, 20200 found this helpful

I have known of children who behave thus and were afterwards diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, or with an underlying neurological imbalance that involves an underactive amygdala and frontal lobes generally which can lead to Antisocial Personality Disorder.

I'm sure this is not very encouraging news.

Here are other folks who have dealt with this:
www.myaspergerschild.com/.../urinating-in-all-wrong-places.html
www.myaspergerschild.com/.../aspergers-and-enuresis.html

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