My 6 Year Old Lies – What Do I Do?

Are you one of those moms who worries about the fact that ‘my 6 year old lies, what will I do now?’ If the answer is yes, you should know that your child has developed a habit of lying, and it is not so easy to get rid of. Lying evolves in children as a small hobby in the early stages of a child’s life, and if it is not nipped in the bud, it begins to evolve and becomes much more of a problem. For parents whose children lie compulsively, it is important to know that beating the kid again and again is not the right solution and can just cause them to lie even more.

Another very important thing is to make sure that you do not begin calling your child as liars i.e. brand him as one. Speak to them in a calm and polite tone, and give them examples of how lying never did anyone good. Rather than getting angry and frustrated, tell your children about how lying seems very attractive at first, but is actually a short term solution which can lead to a very big problem.

Children usually lie because of a few reasons only. One of the most popular ones is fear, because children who are scared about the consequences if they speak the truth often worry and tell lies instead. Another common reason is because they become habitual to lying. Lying as a habit can be disastrous because children will then begin to lie without even thinking about the consequences. Therefore, you need to spend as much time as you can with your child in order to curb their habits, as that will help them in establishing trust between the two of you.

For more information, please visit: http://www.indiaparenting.com/raising-children/124_877/lying-how-it-begins-in-children.html

References:

http://parenting.ygoy.com/how-to-stop-lying-and-stealing/

http://webhome.idirect.com/~readon/lies.html

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