Kids and them not telling the truth
Posted 08 May 2012 - 10:26 PM
3 times in the past week my 5 year old has been having an issue fessing up to her sins, the last one will cost me some money since she smashed a neighbors window. Granted the window incident was an accident and I could care less about the money but her not telling the truth after 4 people witnessed the event is PISSING me off. I'm more use to my past employees fucking up and in one case handing one of them the "Anger Management" (great movie) and telling him watching it is his punishment.
I just gave my daughter the movie Liar Liar as her punishment along with feeble attempts at saying how bad not telling me the truth is..... I sort of like the Scarlet Rose type of punishment but I'm too lazy to print up a tee shirt with "I'm a liar" on it.....maybe a necklace with a large "L"?
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:33 PM
What I've found that work is explaining to them 'truth - little bit of trouble, tell a story - whole lot of trouble' I remind them right before the lie comes out of their mouth or right after...are you sure that's your story? Remember our deal.....
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:36 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:48 AM
<p>@mama kel, "so go easy"......thanks for the reminder! I'm use to dealing with adults and being quick to fire and slow to hire....lie to me and you are gone......can't do that with my own kids. For some reason my 10 year old is "perfect" but the 5 year old is putting grey hair on my head at times. I guess I need to review my "screw up and fess up" policy since I much rather them screw up and fess up than lie to my face.</p>
<p>@ Jersey, I wish I could of recorded her reflections during the movie and once it was done....."what are you learning"....."what did this movie teach you"=my goals! Shallow Hal worked wonders with my now 10 year old when she irked me 5 years ago.....not suggesting movies are a way to be a parent but rather for me they can teach....but I come on here looking for more....</p>
Posted 10 May 2012 - 09:30 PM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:46 PM
Oh.....the good thing is I've had zero issues with her not telling the truth since I started this thread. Next up is that Shallow Hal movie for other issues.