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Old 12-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #18
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Re: I need ideas for the proper punishment for 11 y/o for lying

You know, in all my child psych. classes we learned about how stages cycle. This reminds me that I'll have to deal with this again in 10 years. 3 year old is going through the lying stage right now and it's difficult to address. Personally, I tend to favor immediate and logical consequences. When I catch her in a lie, I talk about the repercussions of lying and then make her fix her wrong. When another trust issue comes up I remind her that I can't trust her at this time and she has to work to regain my trust before I let her do something without supervision/following up/etc. I try to remember it's just another of her experimental stages to test where the boundaries are, but it's still annoying .
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