Our expert says:
I really doubt whether she will grow out of this --- this sounds like an Antisocial Personality disorder, in which a person really doesn't seem to feel that the usual rules of social conduct, let alone laws, apply to them. They can feel entitled to anything they want, whether or not it actually belongs to someone else. When the psychiatrist says she feel no guilt at all, this is typical. And it sounds as if she exploited the situation of the divorce, and the sensitivity of all the adults involved, for her own benefit.
Because the person themselves, in this case the child, hardly feels that there is a problem, and may seem the person least affected by her behaviour, they often have little or no interest in sincerely cooperating in treatment that might have some hope of improving the problem. Boys Town has had some real success with some boys like this ; some kids do actually reform in a reformatory --- though for too many, it becomes just a sort of University of Crime, in which hey learn to be more skilled in their criminal behaviour.
I'm puzzled that your description of the problem mentions everyone as having been affected by it, but says nothing about the mother --- either whether she also is a victim of the stealing, or what she feels about the situation.
It sounds as if the faher eneds to sit down and have a frank discussion with the psychiatrist, who has had the advantage of assessing the girl in some detail, and explore what options there are or trying to get things right, or, at least, righter.
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