My five year old step son lies about everything!! Even silly things that he would never get in trouble for. I have tried everything and nothing helps. PLEASE I NEED ADVICEAnswer Question
Lying at this age is really, really common. One of the most common reasons for lying is that regardless of whether they'll get in trouble or not, they want to tell you what they think you want to hear - they actually are trying to please you. They also are developing a pretty stringent sense of right and wrong, and ironically this can cause them to lie even if the threat of punishment isn't there - they still want to avoid blame and disappointing you. Here is a short article called How to Overcome Your Child's Lying: Three Step Lying Solution that is really wonderful.
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