I’m in new territory right now.
What do you do when your kids start lying?
I don’t mean the little lies you can get them to admit right away.
I’m talking the big lies, where you know they are lying and they just won’t break.
It’s a little scary. As a parent you are 89% sure they are lying. They are kind of crying while telling you they are not lying. But, you just have this feeling that they are.
My 3 year old came to me crying. Tears streaming down her face about something she claimed her older sister did.
When I confronted her older sister, she insisted her little sister was just trying to get her in trouble.
But she’s 3. Does a 3 year old truly know how to manipulate like that? I mean, she was really distressed.
Am I being too hard on my 5 year old? Should I believe her?
I don’t know.
Because now, if my 5 year old was telling the truth, then I have scarred her. Showing her that even if she tells the truth I will take her sisters side.
But if she is lying, then wow, now what?