He just started lying about 2 weeks ago. Last night he was at his mom's house (5 kids ages 13 to 1 and no structure) and was swearing back and forth with his 11 year old brother. When his dad found out, the 6 year old lied about it. Needless to say dad was furious!! How can we get him to stop lying and tell the truth...no matter how bad it is. I asked the 6 year old why he lied and he said he was scared he would get in trouble. This kid has never been spanked only time outs. He got grounded last night with no tv/video games for the next two days. Is this an appropriate punishment? (I am his dad's girlfriend)
Asked by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by HottMamaRossx2 at 3:29 PM on Jan. 20, 2009
You might want to try rewarding his good behavior too. If you focus on the negative, the child will know only bad behavior gets attention. Make a chart for say every time he says something nice he gets a star. Then at the end of the week or 2 weeks he gets a special treat for getting say 20 stars or what ever number you chose. The Special treat might be one on one time with Dad, a movie or something the child really loves to do. Just remember that when punishing for bad language that you and the father need to set a good example by trying not to use it either. (Not saying that you do use it) Hope this helps!
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