Kate - posted on 04/08/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )
My just turned 3 year old has recently picked up a bad habit. She started lying! She picked it up from a 4 year old that I watch, and it is just frustrating. My daughter will lie about anything she thinks that she may get in trouble for. Like the other day she attached a ballon to her little sisters carseat and my hubby asked her who did it and she said that it wasnt her so he asked if I did it and I was starting the dishwasher so he asked her again and again she said it wasnt her and she blamed her friend that wasnt at our house! We tried to explain that we werent mad about the ballon my hubby had thought that it was nice of her to share her ballon and just wanted to see if it was her that shared so nicely but for some reason she thought she might get in trouble so we put her in time out for lying. But it is always things like that. Plus if it is something that she would go in timeout for I dont want to not put her in timeout if she tells the truth. I dont know what to do. I dont like putting her in timeout but that is what works for her and I dont want her to feel like she has to lie to us all the time. Any ideas?