Lying

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My son has begun lying on a daily basis. I'm not just talking about a few lies here and there like we know all kids will do, but really lying about what he's eaten, school work, etc. I have tried "conventional methods" but have been unsuccessful. I need suggestions about some unconventional ways to help convey the seriousness of lying to my son. My mother used to be able to just say my name adn look at me and I would be remorseful...my son is much more stubborn and hard headed than that and nothing I have tried seems to work.

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Daisy - posted on 10/26/2009

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My son went through that for a little while. I tried not to feed into it. I always praised him for being honest..did reverse psychology. I guess for me it worked. I began telling him how I appreciate it when he told me the truth...the other stuff...I sort of ignored a bit or appeard uninterested. He picked up on it...and stopped. Hopefully that helps.

Rebecca - posted on 10/26/2009

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Quoting Marcy:

My friend had a son who had problems in this area. She would ask him questions about school, etc and he would flat out lie. Not sure how old your kiddo is but he was about 9. Anyways, they tried everything. They went to see a doctor and the doctor suggested that for each time he lied about things that he be made to do them over again. So, for example, if she said did you brush your teeth and he replied yes, she would ask him again and then ask him until she got the truth out of him. Once she got the truth she made him do the task over as many times as he lied to her. She said he brushed his teeth one night 10 times because that was how many times he lied.

This seems rather weird to me but I have a 3 year old and so I haven't come across this stage yet. She did say it was very effective though in curbing his behavior. Good luck!



I have gotta say, this way is funny but seems effective just by reading it. I bet the kids gums were killing by the end of day 2 lol

Marcy - posted on 10/26/2009

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My friend had a son who had problems in this area. She would ask him questions about school, etc and he would flat out lie. Not sure how old your kiddo is but he was about 9. Anyways, they tried everything. They went to see a doctor and the doctor suggested that for each time he lied about things that he be made to do them over again. So, for example, if she said did you brush your teeth and he replied yes, she would ask him again and then ask him until she got the truth out of him. Once she got the truth she made him do the task over as many times as he lied to her. She said he brushed his teeth one night 10 times because that was how many times he lied.



This seems rather weird to me but I have a 3 year old and so I haven't come across this stage yet. She did say it was very effective though in curbing his behavior. Good luck!

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