| | Re: 9 year old caught stealing.
Are you 100% sure it was him?
I would do a lot of listening to him, at this point. Some kids/people don't know how to process their feelings. Perhaps he can go to a play therapist (counseling for kids)...that may give him an outlet to vent and express himself.
I am afraid a good a..whipping wouldn't help. It's a good sum of money and he knows it. Where could it have gone? I am curious how a 9 year old spends 1k.