My son still does it a bit, but I offer him to types of punishments. i.e. If you tell the truth you will do a time out for doing _________(whatever he did). If you dont tell the truth, you will get a time out AND I will take your favorite toy away for the rest of the day.
Its worked well for me. They still need to be punished for what they initially did, but rewarded for telling the truth. Very fine line there. Also, have you read a version of the "Boy that cried wolf" story? That is a good story with a good message about integrity!
at 3:51 PM on Oct. 13, 2008