Nothing disturbs the inner peace more of a parent than to catch one’s own child lying. It creates doubt and fear in the hearts of parents knowing that a child found it necessary to purposely hide the truth. Catching a child lie is not resolved in any way by parents going into panic or punisher mode. There are better ways of doing it which will ensure that children and parents learn from what appears to be a negative experience.
Children are Generally Truthful
Adults should be very familiar with the candidness and truthfulness of young children at the risk of exposing their own half-truths. Most of the time, it can be very funny when children expose things for what they really are since they only speak of what they see and know. Children generally do not lie unless they think they have to and this is where parents should be able to guide them as much as possible.
Children get their cue primarily from their parents. They tend to imitate adults so it would be wise for parents to be very cautious of how they deal with their own declarations. In some cases, children lie under threat of harm so parents should be very sensitive in detecting anything unusual in their child’s actions. [Read more…] about What to Do When You Catch Your Child Lying