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how do i help my 8 y/o to stop lyin?

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Asked by amberbenac at 3:45 PM on Jul. 26, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • is there someone else in the family that is a liar? I swear sometimes its genetic.... call your 8 year old , make them be responsible for their lying - talk about feelings when you get lied to

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 3:50 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • There have to be consequences for lying, just like there are consequences for other behavioral choices. Lying is a choice. If it is a choice that is "rewarded" in any way, it will continue. If the consequences are negative, eventually the lies will stop.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 3:52 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • What type of lying is he doing? Making up stories? Telling you he did something when he didn't (vice versa)? To get out of trouble?

    There is so much to be said about why he's lying when you look at what he's lying about and to whom.

    Answer by Deathlilly at 3:53 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • When you find out, please let me know. : )

    Answer by dragonlady320 at 3:59 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

  • i dont know of anyone lyin in our families. we have tried to punish for his lyin but it just wont stop. he lies every time we turn around about everythin from what he was told to do to his homework bein done i just dont understand

    Comment by amberbenac (original poster) at 4:01 PM on Jul. 26, 2010

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