My boyfriend's son is 13 and lives with us 40% of the time. The other day he received a text from his ex saying that she had kept their son home from school because he had food poisoning and was up all night. She had fixed him a bacon/egg sandwich that was bad. They both ended up getting sick. They get "food poisoning" a lot...
It was our night with his son so when the son came over he tried to keep up with the food poisoning story. He said the bacon had ants crawling on it, but they ate it anyway. He also said that his mom wasn't sick and that he didn't start feeling bad until the morning. His dad asked him if he really expected him to believe that they had food poisoning...again, and told him that he had one chance to tell the truth. His son said that he was tired and just didn't get out of bed. He actually lies quite a bit and has been for years. We ALWAYS end up finding out.
Dad text the mom who immediately made it her son's fault (saying, "why do you always do this to me? I'm tired of your dad's mood swings and bullshit.") and then my boyfriend's fault. Two days later she acts like nothing has happened.
The mom lies ALL THE TIME about little things and big things. She lies to the school to get her son more time to do homework ("I was in the hospital please excuse..."). She's 40, broke, just had to move out of her condo and in with a friend, and loses jobs all the time because she stays home "sick". Last year she had lupus and was dying in a couple of years, then she developed breast cancer 3 times in 6 months. Now she says that she was misdiagnosed with lupus and the doctors aren't sure what she has. The lies go on and on.
Besides being grounded and losing privileges at our house, how do I teach this child that if he keeps lying he is creating a habit that will cost him dearly in the future?
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