You may remember THIS POST about Kolby's love of sugar. Lately, his sneaking around and stealing snacks has gotten out of hand. I am just at my wits end. I have no idea how to punish the kid. He just doesn't care, whatever the punishment I give him. He'll eat what he wants, and get into what he wants, and he could care less if he is punished for it, or if he gets caught at all.
I keep a 5 pound bag of starbursts out of reach of the kids, and I use it to persuade Kolby to read to me, and do his homework. Well, there are no more starbursts in the bag. Kolby left his wrapper evidence behind the couch.
I keep a bag of cookie dough in the freezer. Well, I did. Kolby ate them all.
There are fruit snack wrappers, cracker crumbs, and gum wrappers under his bed. Today, I caught him with the chocolate syrup and caramel syrup behind a chair.
Yesterday, he spent the whole day within the confines of his room. He could only leave to go to the bathroom, and he had to get my permission first. I let him come out for school, but as soon as he came home, he went right back up to his room. I brought him his meals so he could eat, although I was tempted to let him have nothing but bread and water. Yesterday was the only day he didn't get into anything, because he was in "jail", so to speak. Of course, judging by the wrappers under his bed, he just may have a stash I don't know about.
I have taken away everything that matters to him, and still, he won't stop stealing food, snacks, and treats. I don't even keep that many sweets in the house, for goodness sake. But if it's there, he finds it.
I seriously need Kolby to get a punishment that matters to him. We already grounded him from sugar, or any treats of any kind, but it hasn't phased him in the slightest, since he manages to get into it anyway. Help. Please.