How do you stop children from lying? What is the "perfect way?" I know that lies are a stage that all children go through and that, like other stages it needs to be handled delicately in order to raise an ideal child... so how is it handled?
What should you say to your child to let them know that LIES are not ok, however imagination and story telling is? It is such a fine line.
I need help with this, I mean Rhayn understands that lies hurt my feelings, but she doesn't understand, really, what a lie is. I am trying to stop the lies here. I want her to feel comfortable coming to me with anything and telling me. I want her to know that I am a safe haven so that as a teenager she can confide in me when she has a problem. I hope that the clear channel will allow her to NOT take drugs, because we can talk about it, and I will be able to share my experience and tell her about friends who lost the drug battle. I hope that it will allow her to talk to me about sex and it will be something more to her than it was to me as a teenager. To let her know that its ok to tell me her feelings and not need to hide them from me.
Where do I begin, I know that now is the time, and talking to your children is the best thing to do, but what is the best way to do it?