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How do i get my 7 year old to stop lying

she lies about every thing and she does it all the time like 15 times a day

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Asked by brandy2oo3 at 6:00 PM on Dec. 8, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Is she afraid of telling the truth and getting in to trouble?

    Answer by admckenzie at 6:05 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • if she is afraid of telling the truth.. maybe therapy... do it now only gets worse as she ages.

    Answer by Stephanie087 at 6:10 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • Google "children lying" and you'll see some interesting articles. GL

    Answer by elizabr at 8:16 PM on Dec. 8, 2010

  • IMO it's important to point out when she is lying. Let her know that it isn't acceptable and that it is MUCH better to tell the truth. Maybe try a little reverse role play and have her be on the recieving end of a lie.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 12:34 AM on Dec. 9, 2010

  • Have discussions about trust and honesty. Explain how important it is to be honest and even tell stories or give other examples at her age level regarding the consequences of lying.

    Answer by KTMOM at 9:21 AM on Dec. 10, 2010

  • Stop believing her. Believe nothing she says. Treat her like a liar. When she knows how much it sucks to not be trusted, she'll stop lying.

    Answer by Pnukey at 7:59 PM on Dec. 12, 2010

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