So for the past year and a half, we've been dealing with minor lies from my son.
For example, I'll ask him if he did X or talked to his teacher about Y. He'll respond "yes" even though he hasn't done it yet, thinking he'll take care of it before we find out. Then he gets lazy and doesn't follow up in doing X or Y. So then we catch him in the lie.
So far, we've tried grounding from friends and/or electronics. It hasn't seemed to be effective. In addition, we've had several talks about how these lies causes us to lose trust in him.
So I'm looking for some advice on some creative punishment ideas that might be more effective than traditional grounding. I'm also willing to stay the existing course if anyone has experience in the teen eventually learning from traditional groundings and talks.