Teaching our kids and teens to be honest is a big part of parenting and often a concern many parents have. We often see dishonesty come up in developmental stages of 4-5 and again in those teen years. If your child is struggling with being dishonest, try these 3 things:
1. Set them up for success- if you know they took the cookie from the cookie jar- don’t ask them if they did and give them the opportunity to lie
2. Give bigger consequences for lying and show them that because they choose to lie now their consequence is bigger
3. Give bigger rewards for telling the truth! Catch em being good and remind them and point out how much you love honesty in TV shows, and in real life!
*make sure you are modeling that honesty too (saying things like don’t tell Dad we went to target is a big no no) lol