Liar,liar, pants on fire...
For 3 years, we have been dealing with how do you get a kid to stop lying? He's now 8 1/2 and still lying - about everything; from trying not to get in trouble, to trying to make himself seem ultra important, to a super expensive toy that "Mom is gonna buy me".
I view honesty and integrity as one of the most important traits in a human. However, Dad says he wants the kiddo to stop lying, but when he does, simply "talks" to him and tells him he's disappointed in him. Should we be more strict? Is this normal kid behavior, as Dad suggests? Am I expecting too much? It bothers me that he genuinely doesn't seem to care who he hurts with his lies.
I know there's others out there who've dealt with this - did anything work for you, or backfire in your face? HELP!