What To Do When Your Child is Caught Lying
The number one thing parents do wrong when their child is caught lying is to give the lie too much power. If your child feels like lying is the way to get back at you, she’ll wield that power whenever possible. So teach your child that honesty is the best policy, but don’t stress it so much that the lying becomes a power struggle between you.
The best thing to remember is that children are going to tell lies, simply because they haven’t matured and don’t understand that lies are hurtful. Help your child understand why the lie hurts your feelings, in a calm and simple way.