Heather - posted on 10/22/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
My 9 year old is a compulsive liar! We have an appointment for her to speak with a psychologist in a few weeks but she lies about everything. I catch her doing stuff and she calls me the liar. She calls her dad a liar if he sees her doing something. She comes home and lies about stuff that happened in school. She tells us she has no friends and every one hates her at school, but when I called the school they said she is always smiling and playing with EVERYONE!!! She thinks that she shouldn't be punished for her lies as well. She also thinks that she is better than EVERYONE!!! She told my husband out of her own mouth that she shouldn't have conseqeunces for her actions because shes better than everyone else. She also has no remorse for her actions. It doesn't effect her unless she gets punished. She lacks remorse and empathy. I am at my wits end!!! Every time we've tried counsling in the past it made her worse. The more attention she gets the worse her behaviors get. Stuck between a rock and a hard place but Defiantly have to see this counsler and get some outside opinions on what we need to do. Anyone know of any thing I can do until then to make her realize what shes doing it wrong? Anyone have an punishments for lieing that work? I've tried rewarding good behavior, time outs when she lies, taking toys away for every lie, what else is there?