Our expert says:
Well, it could be useful to discuss this with the OT who is already being paid to help, although I'm not altogether convinced that OT is entirely usful in ADHD.
Otherwise you'll need to discus this calmly with the child. THe ADHD is probably misleading here, as theft and similar misbehaviour is not a part of that syndrome.
As Purple says, she's still forming a reliable sense of right and wrong, and such discussions will help her think more clearly on such issues.
And as she says, kids around this age teach us thatg the actual concept of Money / value / working tom earn money, etc., is far more complex than we recognize.
Like Maia, I also believe very much in the value of a very MODEST amount of pocket money, supplemented by small sums earned by doing chores - to help yeach the value of money and the fact that it has to be earned. So when she takes some moeny from your purse, it's not just a note, but she's taking hours of work you did to earn that.
And the Time Out system does seem to work, so long as the rules and consequences are clearly spelled out and applied uniformly and predicatably
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