Three Reasons Your Children Lie And What You Can Do About It
“Did you eat that last piece of cake?” you ask, knowing full well the answer. But you give your sweet child a chance to fess up. You know that children lie, but parents always hope their child will be the exception to the rule.
“Nope!” comes the false-innocent response from your child. He has chocolate smears around his mouth and is guiltily wiping crumbs from their shirt.
Ahh, lying! It’s such a challenging behavior that our children display. And it can evoke really strong responses from parents. There is a lot of pressure on caregivers to respond in gentle and appropriate ways to stop the white lies, fibs, and outright whoppers that our children sometimes tell us. But mild responses aren’t our instinct all the time.
So, what is lying all about, and how can you respond?
You need to understand that not all…