Dealing with a dishonest child
The following are some significant points to consider when dealing with a dishonest child:
If your child is having a particularly hard time telling the truth, be sure to offer them a lot of praise each and every time they do manage to be truthful. Approval can be very appealing, particularly when the dishonest behavior is being completely ignored. Children like attention.
In order for children to understand that lying can be wrong, unethical, or immoral, they need to be informed. Be sure to discuss with your children your own beliefs in regards to dishonesty and offer them real-life and age-appropriate examples. It may be worth including a “truth” policy as a major component of your family values, just ensure your children have a definition of truth that they can comprehend and abide by.