5 year old - Telling lies

Arlea - posted on 08/22/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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My son has recently started lying to me. Just wanting to know how other moms handle this and if anyone has good advice?

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Kate - posted on 01/04/2011

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my little boy has started to do that as well he is that good that it is hard to know if he is lying or not its olny that i new that he was lying that i caught him out other wise i dont know i have talk to him about it and told him that tell the truth and you wont get in to that much trouble but if you lie that you will get in more trouble

Charlotte - posted on 10/25/2010

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My 5-year-old twin girls started lying almost as soon as they could talk. We put a stop to that by telling them it was bad to lie and punishing them. However circumstances have caused the to start lying again recently and now we think they are old enough for a more detailed explanation. It seems to have worked! We just explained the importance of truth and trust and they seem to have understood. The story of the boy who cried wolf is a great way to explain things. Also we give double punishment to liars who lie about naughty things they did or to get their sibling into trouble! Good luck!

Kat - posted on 09/17/2010

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My five year old daughter has started this too and I don't like it at all..... She got in trouble at school and she lied to me about it and I didn't know till 2 days later when she had gotten in trouble again and she told me the same lie she told me the first day.... She got in BIG trouble for that. The thing I have done is talked with her and just told her that it is not okay to lie and that if she gets in trouble or she does something bad she's gonna get a puinshment (which is determined by me and daddy) whether she lies or not she's still going to have a puinshment but if she lies about doing something bad and we find out she lied then the puinshment is going to be worse then if she had just told the truth..... Not really sure if that got through to her or not but from what I know she hasn't lied to us since then..... It's hard when dealing with this.... But thankfully I am not alone.

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