Sheelah - posted on 01/21/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I am having a major problem with my five year old daughter! She's lies...a lot. Not just about anything, just about things that she knows she'll get into trouble for. I've admited a short coming in myself, that I yell too much, and I've tried to tame that down considerably, but she'll still lie to me. I've tried reading to her in the Bible that the Lord destests a lying tongue, and she seemed to understand that, but it obviously doesn't sink in. I've tried making her punishment for lying much harsher than if she just tells the truth, but that doesn't help either.
I remember lying...a lot...when I was little too, so could it be that I'm getting what I deserve!?! Or is this a phase that she will grow out of eventually, if we continue teaching her how wrong lying is? Any advice on this would greatly appreciated!
- Sheelah Wall