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Stealing and Lying is it Normal Behavior?


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Dear Dr. Riffel,
I have a third grade SLD student that I have worked with for several years that has just recently begun to steal and lie. She has stolen a teacher’s cellphone which she told an elaborate lie about how it got in her backpack. A week later, a classmate’s coat and purse went missing. A day after that she took another girl’s backpack. She told a huge lie about a boy stealing the items for his sister (he has no siblings) and that she went to his house to retreive the items. Even after I got her to admit that she had taken the items and had lied about it, she went right back to blaming the boy.

I am very concerned about these new behaviors and need some advice on how to deal with them. I thought about telling some social stories her property being taken and how she would feel. Any suggestions?

Here’s my response:

Dear Perplexed,

I worked with a third grader this year with the same issue- also SLD. We got him a clear backpack which probably wasn’t necessary- but thought it erased any doubt. This kid would even stuff things in his underpants. We did a social story through video self-modeling and found something he wanted very badly- he loved pictures of animals off the Internet (that was his thing). The teacher laid one out on her desk every morning so he could see it. At the end of the day, they would privately go check his backpack and if nothing was in there that wasn’t his, he got to take the picture home. We don’t know why he was so motivated by the picture- but it worked the rest of the year.

For your young lady- I’d start with video self-modeling about not taking things that aren’t yours. Does she bring anything to school that she really loves? We had another child that found a toy lying on the floor that belonged to another student. He took it and said, “Finders keepers – losers weepers”. The teacher was addressing the class (these were third or fourth graders) about not taking things and not leaving things laying around. One of the other kids in the class raised his hand and said, “Yeah, Kenny (the boy who stole the toy), you love your I-Pad (he brought it to school and used it – special education) and you are always on it. What if you laid it down on the bench while you went to the restroom and Billy (kid whose toy he stole) came by saw it and said, “Losers weepers-Finders keepers”. How would you feel?” Kenny got up and gave the toy back to Billy. When the teacher talked to him privately he said, “I never thought about it that way.”- so if she has something she dearly loves, ask how she’d feel if someone took that.

I’d make your video story about this little girl being the heroine – have her act it out. She finds something where it should not be and she returns it to its rightful owner. She sees things laying out, but she knows she is not suppose to take them- so she leaves them where they are. At the end of the video show her in a hero cape looking like Wonderwoman or some other hero figure.

Then you could use the student/teacher rating sheet and use the following as your criteria:

  • 1) taking home only my own things
  • 2) telling the truth
  • 3) keeping my area neat and tidy

I always put in one I know they can do so they get the points for at least one behavior each period of the day.

The other thing is to figure out why she’s doing it:

Is she doing it for attention or is she doing it to gain access to the item?
Let me know what you think of the video self-modeling social story and the student teacher rating sheet. Thanks for writing,



How to Prevent Cellulite with Parsley


How to Prevent Cellulite with Parsley

The bikini season, opened with the gentleman, reminded many women that cellulite is and should be saved. Herbal supplements in cellulite fight play a very important role. In particular, parsley is among the plants fighting cellulite.

Parsley plays an effective role in the fight against cellulite. Do not be a cellulite; Start by eating half a bunch of parsley in the sun. In this way, both cellulite formations are prevented and your kidneys and liver are cleaned. Spend 100 grams of walnut and 1 pinch of parsley. Add lemon and scallop over this mixture and consume each day. This formula accelerates fat burning. Using half a bunch of parsley, half a lemon juice and a glass of water and a blender will consume the mixture from day to day to help combat cellulite.


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Divide 2 green apples and 1 lemon into 4 pieces. Boil them for 2 minutes in 3 liters of water together with 2 cinnamon sticks and 1 teaspoon cloves, black peppercorns, fresh green pepper and fresh ginger. Fill this mixture in a bottle and consume it throughout the day.

Cellulite treatment with massage oils

Massage is a very effective method for the treatment of cellulite. The massage oil you will use will also affect the course of this treatment. 1 cup of coffee finishing sesame oil, 5 pieces of lemon juice, 5 pieces of beaten aspirin, 1 tablespoon rosemary, 1 tablespoons peppermint oil and 1 teaspoon of oil; Your goal will help you reach it. Here is another recipe for massage that I can recommend: 100 grams of fresh ginger and 1 piece of fresh red pepper. Mix them with 1 pinch of fresh rosemary herb, 1 lemon peel and 500 grams of sesame oil. Put all these materials in a 1-liter glass bottle and stand for 10 days in a sun-exposed place. Then use it during massage.

Accelerate your blood circulation with lavender

To speed up your blood circulation, mix 1 bowl of Himalayan salt, 1 tablespoon chopped lavender, 1 tablespoon juniper seed, 1 tablespoons fresh lemon zest and 1 coffee cup of flower oil. Rub your whole body with this mixture. Your blood circulation will accelerate and your skin will be like silk.

Prepare a mask from Turkish coffee

If you want to get effective results from cellulite with struggle; Mix 1 cup Turkish coffee with mineral water as much as possible. Add 1 soup spoon to this mixture. Apply this highly effective mask to your whole body at least once a week. Wait for 1 hour and then wash.

What to do against cellulite

  • Watch out for the nutritional pattern. Stay as far away from oily and sugary foods as possible. Get help from a nutritionist if necessary.
  • Make it a habit to consume raw vegetables or fruit every day. Make room for green vegetable juices at your table.
  • Reduce the salt.
  •  Drink plenty of water, especially water.
  • Make your life a regular sport. Take a walk outdoors.
  • Have a pouch once a week and a massage once a week.
  •  Breathe in fresh air.
  • 1 cup of coffee every morning to add 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon of thyme into fresh potato juice.
  •  For lemon green tea and fennel tea in the evening.