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Lieing in a 4 year old

How can i teach him that he doesnt need to lie? Just to tell me the truth? I tell him i wont get mad at him and he still lies

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mommyofone15

Asked by mommyofone15 at 10:48 AM on Aug. 24, 2010 in Preschoolers (3-4)

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  • ask him questions that are not related to anything he did wrong (randomly) as he answers you truthfully give him a reward such as praise for being so big and telling you the truth, or a hug, a special cartoon etc. When you ask him a question when he has done wrong then you tell him sorry wrong answer and he gets no reward. A great way to sho him progress over time is to have a sticker chart on the fridge... tells truth gets a sticker, lies, gets a red X. count per day and if more stickers than X's he gets a movie before bedtime, if more X's no reward.
    tigg01969

    Answer by tigg01969 at 11:00 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

  • Sometimes kids do not really understand that they are lying at this age... it is a new concept to be played around with and understand. Keep bringing it to his attention and scold him when he does it- reward him when he doesn't. The best thing is to point it out when it happens and explain that it wasn't the truth.

    There is a big difference between a 4 year old toying with the idea of lying and a bigger kid telling lies. Keeping on him now will help you when they chose to do it in the future too. :-)
    HistoryMamaX3

    Answer by HistoryMamaX3 at 11:52 AM on Aug. 24, 2010

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