how common is lieing in 7/ 8 year old girl . my step daughter who i raised since she was 4 and see me as her mum lies 24/7 she never had a good start in life but seemed to be well adjusted but a little young minded for her age but she lies like a pro . stuff like she screamed " that hurt " so dh went to find out what stepson and step daughter were doing and she lied and said she never said it i heard her she screamed it . turns out she was doing something bad so that why she lied. but its all the time! she lie about putting stuff in the washing or why her little brother crying she blames every one for everything and when she gets told off crys like a baby. i dono if i should be worried or if this is a girl thing . my step son has behavioral problem thanks to his past so also lies but he dose not act like a spoilt princess my sons are only 2 and 7 months . i love my step daughter as my own but I'm basically a very new mum trying to learn help me out with that is normal and what is not for a girl of her age ?
Asked by Anonymous at 7:48 AM on May. 7, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by kimsmith22 at 3:11 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by Audrice1985 at 4:47 PM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by xmama_bellax at 7:52 AM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by xmama_bellax at 8:26 AM on May. 7, 2011
It's pretty common at that age, not that that makes it acceptable. When I punish for lying I punish for the lie not the behavior that they lied about. If they end up coming clean I give them positive reinforcement for telling the truth (because that's more important to me than punishing for the behavior they shouldn't have done) and let the behavior go for now but I do talk about how it isn't appropriate. It doesn't mean that I don't have consequences for poor choices but just that if lying is something I want to focus on I put all of the focus on that.
Answer by skittles1108 at 8:51 AM on May. 7, 2011
Answer by ron57 at 9:37 AM on May. 7, 2011
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