Both my husband and myself are straight shooters. Even if you give us a play-by-play book on how to lie, we wouldn't know how to follow it. Yet our 3 year old "lies" about a lot of things. For example, I asked her if she's wiped herself after using the bathroom, she'd say yes, and there's no toilet paper in the toilet or trash can. Or I would ask her what she did in school, her response would be feed an unicorn some carrots with her cousin Vivi (who lives 3000 miles away), or tells me her younger sister pushed her (who by the way just learned how to crawl). In her mind, they are proabbly not lies...but how do I get her to stop? I've told her calmly and repeatedly not to lie, but it's clearly not working b/c she still does it.
my son does this also--like if something gets dropped and broken I will ask him if he has been playing with and he will say no that the cat did it or his brother did it when neither is present at the time; then I will ask him again and he will get really sheepish and say yes but please don't get mad at me mom it was an accident then I sit down with him and explain that lying isn't the way to go that if he tells me the truth to begin with then the consequences won't be as bad. He understands and knows what is right and wrong but it takes time and patience
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