I had that debate with their dad today.
My older kids are 6 and 7 and they usually don't tell on each other, they prefer sticking up for each other.
Their dad noticed that someone had painted on the wall behind the door of my bedroom and he assumed it was DD. He asked who did it and non of them answered. So later he told our son "if it was you sister, tell me. You don't want to take the blame if it wasn't you, do you??"
Poor DS said "she's done it for me too" so it was like saying "she did it" without realizing!!
So anyway, my point is, I love how they always stick up for each other. It drives me crazy sometimes when I'm trying to figure out who should get punished, but I love how they prefer to get grounded too instead of telling on each other!
Their dad thinks it's better for them to learn to tell on each other so we can know who's more likely to do what rather than be uncertain of who did what.
What do you think?
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