How do I stop my 12 year old from lying?

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Jodi - posted on 06/20/2011

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Make the consequence for lying WORSE than the consequence for the action he/she is lying about. My kids know that lying attracts HUGE consequences in our house, whereas they MAY get punished for the action, or I may just let them live with the consequences of the action. But lying, well, that takes it to another level. I rarely get the lying these days. I think they seriously believe I have a 6th sense, because I can catch them out at the click of a finger. In truth, they are just REALLY bad liars :P So yeah, they have given up trying. It just isn't worth it to them.

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