How to Stop Your Child From Lying Without Calling Them Liar
We are having a little trouble around here with the truth. I ask my daughter, "Did you see my iPad?"
"No," she answers. Then I find it in her room.
"Did you brush your teeth?"
The lies are ones that can be easily found out. And yet, I never call her a liar, or tell her she is lying. I am afraid of those words because lying is one trait that I truly despise. And I do not want to label her and have her self-define herself as a liar - it'll only breed more lies.
So I just do work-arounds so that she knows I know. I assume this is a phase, not a defining character trait.
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