Friday, November 21, 2008
A different kind of poll for Random Poll Friday today. This one requires you to actually comment. Pretty please! So, we've been having issues lately with Tyler telling lies. They're mostly small things, like him saying he brushed his teeth when he hadn't. And then telling me he dried the toothbrush off with the towel when I asked him why it was still dry (when it should have been wet). This has been happening a lot lately, with all kinds of things. We've talked to him about honesty, and the importance of telling the truth. He's been learning about it at scouts. In fact, we talked about honesty earlier in the week, to fulfill one of the requirements for his bobcat badge (which he got on Wednesday). This behavior is really puzzling to me. Tyler has always been a really good child, eager to please, and very conscious of the choices he makes. I'm not sure exactly what to do about him telling lies. We've gone through phases before, but never like this. What do you do when you catch your child telling lies? Do you think it's just another phase? I don't want to make a huge deal about it, at the same time, he needs to understand why it's important for him to be honest. Ideas?