My 6 year old has all of the sudden become the biggest liar! She lies all the time about every little thing. She has been corrected. I have explained to her why she should tell the truth. We have read stories about people not being able to believe those to lie all the time... yet it continues. She holds fast to her lies to! This morning it was crying and pitching a fit when I asked her to wear her brown shoes that matched her out fit. She was carrying on all the way to school how her teacher had told her she had to wear her black shoes today. Then she got home from school saying that her teacher had not allowed them to go to lunch and she had not eaten all day. Tonight it was that Daddy ( who is at work now ) had told her she could stay up as late as she wants.
This is the one that really makes me hot though:
she and her friend were sitting on her bathroom counter. she was sitting beside the medicine cabinet and he friend was beside her. He other friend was standing in the door way. she has smeared lotion all over the medicine cabinet mirror. I told her she was going to have to clean it up and she said she did not do it. I told her she was the one on the counter... and before I could get the rest of my thought out of my mouth ( beside the mirror with lotion in your hands ) she points in her friends face and says "C. is sitting up here to! He did it not me! I saw him!" All the while her friends were saying she had dome it, which was obvious. So not only did she lie about having not done it but she also threw her friend under the bus to get away with it.
What other way can I handle this. Talking to her about it and punishing the behavior is not getting the point across.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:49 PM on Nov. 4, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Daigen at 7:52 PM on Nov. 4, 2013
Lying is normal fo kids and at different ages, they lie for different reasons.
here are a couple links for you- explains WHY and what to do about it
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