My 10 yr old son has begun lying to me the last few months. And I'm not talking little things, I'm talking staring me directly in the face and lying to me. The latest one is just a few minutes ago, I caught him going through tools in the garage that he knows he's not allowed to touch, caught him standing on the ladder, touching the tools, and he turned around and told me no, he wasn't, he was punching the punching bag that we have out there. And he does this constantly.
I've tried everything I could think of. I've grounded, I've taken privileges, I've taken toys and games and sent him to bed early. I've exhausted every other option I can think of. So this time I told him that from now on, I just can't believe anything he says to me. I told him that I'll have to take everything he tells me as a lie, if I can't verify that it's the truth. I told him that I will be questioning everything that comes out of his mouth, no matter how minor and insignificant it might be.
He stared at me with eyes filling with tears, and it made me feel so damn guilty. Am I being too harsh? I mean, I honestly feel like I've tried everything else I can try. I feel like this is really the only thing left. But I hate to see my little boy cry!
Asked by Anonymous at 3:31 PM on Nov. 5, 2013 in Tweens (9-12)
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