His school teacher left in the middle of his kindergarten year, and he got a new one. I think that it may be him just having to adjust to the new lady. How do you guys handle the little lies, so that it does not get out of hand? Plus, the new teacher is just out of college. She has never taught before and I think she may be overwhelmed.
Answer by momjs at 6:34 PM on Feb. 19, 2009
First discuss the lies with your child. If they are admitted, ask if they can tell you why. Sometimes a child lies to stay out of trouble because they have seen others do it. My thing was always if you lie you will be punished for lying. If you tell the truth, you may still be punished or a privilege lost but lying makes it is 2 things done wrong. and 2 punishment or extended punishment. Also set up a meeting with the teacher and school guidance counselor. Your child may talk to a person outside the family as to the purpose of lying easier than to you,
Answer by seasidegrandma at 10:42 AM on Feb. 20, 2009