According to authors Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, “Honesty is the basis for any relationship because it develops trust, and upon that foundation simple things like communication and responsibility rest. When a child lies, that trust is broken and relationships suffer. Parents often don’t know how to handle dishonesty and common discipline techniques don’t quite address the problem. A more comprehensive plan is usually necessary since dishonesty often has several components.” Here are 10 ways to help children who have a problem with lying.
Huddle up with your children tonight and say: “One time when I was growing up, I lied about ____ and I got in big trouble because ____.”