Not much progress made
As you know we are on lock down (literally, locks on everything) because SS18 steals. We have, after exhausting all other ways of getting him stop this, finally gone to removing all internet access. He has to earn it back by showing that he really has changed and that he won't be helping himself anymore. Also involved in this is his bad attitude towards us and rudeness.
He thinks that after a couple of days, or a couple weeks we would give him the internet access back. But no, he cannot go 5 minutes..
Yesterday he came back from school and he thought I had gone downstairs, I was in our bedroom. He was hanging about around his bedroom door (which is next to our spare room/office). I just instinctively knew he was up to something. I saw him turning back from attempting to go in the spare room. He then gave up (or so I thought). There is nothing much in there apart from papers and our computers but they are on lock down too so he can't use them. I told DH when he got home that I thought SS was up to something.
This morning I went to open his bedroom window and saw on his shelf that he had some of our christmas labels (to/from etc) in his room. Those are kept in the spare room, so I assume that's what he was after, but why?? Why would you want christmas labels?
why did he not ask for them? It's always the same, he just helps himself to anything he wants. I don't know if you can call this a form of stealing, personally I think it is especially as he has been told that he is to ask for things. He wants the internet back, resents us for taking it away despite that he was warned we would do that if he kept stealing (talking about money and other things), said 'you always find something, i'll never get the internet back!!' then he does this. It's not like he just went and got the labels, he actually did it in a really sneaky way, hanging around until i wasn't there.
Looks like he's right about never getting it back.