OPP: How Do I Explain a Friend’s Shoplifting to My 5-Year-Old Daughter?
Every week, we feature one of our listener's letters or phone calls for OPP (Other People's Problems). This week, a woman and her daughter witnessed a friend shoplifting and she doesn't know how to explain it to her daughter. Read the letter below and share your thoughts with us in the comment section below, on our Facebook, or by texting us at (208) 376-5106.
" My five year-old daughter and I were recently shopping at a dollar store when we saw one of her friend's mothers shoplift several items. We aren't real close, but I do know her because our daughters play together and we've hung out together at school functions.
I didn't say anything at the time because I know she's a struggling single mother and is doing the best she can to make ends meet. My five year-old daughter knows right from wrong and questioned me on the way home about why we didn't call the police or tell the store.
I quickly changed the subject and started talking about something else. My daughter is still asking why we didn't do the right thing and call the police. I have taught my daughter to always do 'right', but I feel bad for this struggling mother. What do I do? I sound like a hypocrite? I really feel like I handled this whole situation poorly, but don't know what I can or could have done differently with out hurting this woman."
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