Positive Parenting: What To Do When Your Child Lies To You

Positive Parenting: What To Do When Your Child Lies To You

Alternatives to Punishment, Parenting, Positive Discipline
Positive Parenting tools you can use to encourage your child to stop telling you lies and fibs. Children want more than anything to be loved and accepted by their parents and caregivers. When children realize they have done something wrong, they may instinctively try to re-frame the situation in a positive way; sometimes, that involves bending the truth or outright lying. Has your child ever insisted it was the dog that left the light on? Or that she did clean her room but the wind must have made it all messy again?  From the most innocent to serious lies, it is possible to teach children the value of honesty without relying on punishments, bribes or rewards. An effective way to deal with lies is to remember the TRUTH: T is for traps: If you…
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