Jessica - posted on 03/02/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
I went thru a divorce last year. My 6 year old is now lying about all kinds of things. She is pretty much telling people what they want to hear. She is lying to her dad about me drinking and smoking. I am a smoker, but I smoke outside away from her. She has been staying with her father and it has gotten worse. She told her teacher that I was leaving her alone (she says that because she is left alone in her room when in trouble), drinking and using drugs. Her grandmother (fathers mother) has taught her that cigarettes and alcohol are drugs which caused her teacher to contact cps. Case was closed however she is still telling her dad she is nevervous about coming to my home because of the smoking and drinking. There is no drinking in my home and I am unsure what to do about her lying? This last year has been hard on her with my divorce. i am just unsure of what direction to go with her. I want her to feel safe and happy but I feel like no matter what i am doing she is telling her dad and grandma lies. She has no structure or boundries there. They dont explain to her that lying is not ok. She is scared to tell me things as she is affraid to get in trouble. I have told her that she can always tell me the truth and I will help her thru it. I am just a very lost and confused mother.