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What Should I Say When I’ve Caught My Child Lying?

What should you say when you’ve caught your child lying?  How should you handle it?

Listen in to this Q&A Thursday as I share how you can help your child with lying. Get a pen and paper handy as I offer suggestions of the words that you can say to your child when you’ve caught them lying.

We have covered a lot of ground in this Q&A Thursday, including:

2:07 – If you suspect that they are lying or have lied to you, first stop and believe the best about them.  Your child is not a liar.  That is not who they were created to be.  Let’s try to understand the reason why they choose to lie.

4:58 – Get your pen and paper ready. Let’s talk through a few things that you can say to your children when they choose to lie. The first one is, “You are not a liar.”

6:14 – Here’s another one: “But I didn’t know the right thing to say.” Listen in as I share what you can say.

7:22 – What if they lied because they thought, “If I tell a lie, I’ll get what I want.” Here’s what you can say to your child.

8:35 – If there is anything we need to teach our children, it is the answer to this one: “I was afraid of what they would think of me, so I told a lie.”

12:19 – When your child has chosen to lie, it is important to pose this question to them: “How will you make this right?” Let’s teach them to take responsibility for their actions.

13:44 – Let’s talk through a few situations that could occur in your home and what should be the consequence for your child’s lying. They need to understand that you take lying seriously and that they need to make it right with whomever they have hurt with their lie. The choices they make today to lie seed the choices they make in the future. 

Now I would love to hear from you.

What is one take away you have from this Q&A Thursday?

How do you handle lying with your children?

Important:   Share your thoughts and ideas directly in the comments.  Keep your comments positive, as no bad attitudes are allowed here.  Nor is judgment or criticism allowed.  We are here to cheer each other on in this amazing parenting journey together.  Links to other posts, videos, etc. will be removed.

It’s important that you tell your children this:

“Thank you for speaking the truth.  You took the high road.  You told the truth, regardless of the consequence.  You took responsibility for your actions.  You, son, are a prince.  You, daughter, are a princess.  Lying lips do not belong to a prince/princess.”  (Proverbs 17:7)

Have an amazing summer with your kids!


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