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This happened today-
(me) "Why is there dirt on the ground by my plant?"
(dd) "I don't know!"
(me) "I SAW you and your brother running while you were watering it."
(dd) "Oh." - as in, oh you SAW that?
This went on, me trying to show her she wasn't in trouble, but was fibbing to me, about something she clearly had a part in - made a mess with her brother and walked away from, then lied about. Just wondering what other tactic I can use, as talking...doesn't seem to be sinking in...
*EDIT* I was cooking dinner, and the kids were just playing around, but as I was in the kitchen, and had asked my dd to water my houseplant, I didn't see what happened. They came tearing through the kitchen, and I told them please not to run in the house (take it outside) which they did, and I found the plant had been upset later on.
Answer by feralxat at 7:46 AM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by DreainCO at 9:32 PM on Aug. 21, 2012
It's totally normal for kids to lie- each age lies for different reasons.
here are a couple of links that may help- the first one has the school-age kids on page 3 I think- here http://www.parenting.com/article/why-kids-lie-age-by-agehttp://www.parenting.com/article/why-kids-lie-age-by-age
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:41 PM on Aug. 21, 2012
Answer by meooma at 8:51 AM on Aug. 22, 2012
hopefully it works this time...
Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:16 PM on Aug. 21, 2012
Answer by girlwithC at 9:35 AM on Aug. 26, 2012
Answer by girlwithC at 9:40 AM on Aug. 26, 2012
Answer by girlwithC at 10:58 AM on Aug. 26, 2012
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