Our expert says:
This is not usually a part of ADHD, but if he is seeing a child shrink about the ADHD ( which shouldn't be dealt with entirely by a GP ) that person could also advice more specifically about this.
Thanks to Anon for an encouraging follow-up to his/her own experiences.
That your boy went on to steal at home even AFTER the fuss at school and the talking to ( I prefer a talking-with to a talking to) suggests that central to this is distress about something happening to disturb him, at school or at home, and a demand for more attention. For a start, spend more time not in choking him off, but in gently talking about how he feels about things, how thengs are for him a school and at home, and why he now suddenly seems to want things belonging to other people. Explore how he would feel if others stole things belonging to him, and whether he recognizes how his actions make other people feel.
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