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I don't get it ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29016 posts
10th Jun '13

Why does my 5 year old keep lying? And about stupid stuff. He was watching toons in the playroom then wanted to go outside. He came up and I told him to go turn off the tv first. He went and shut the door. When I said to turn off the tv he said he did. No he really did not. I don't know why he's lying about stupid stuff! It's an all day everyday thing. I am constantly correcting him, telling him lying isn't ok. I don't get why he is doing it and how to correct it anymore.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
10th Jun '13

Pick your battles. If he's not hurting anyone, it's not that big if a deal. You want him to be able to talk to you about things that DO matter.

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29016 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" Pick your battles. If he's not hurting anyone, it's not that big if a deal. You want him to be able to talk to you about things that DO matter."</blockquote>




I def don't make it a huge deal. I just make him go do what he is supposed to.



So I should just let it go?

NicoleKMK 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Killeen, TX, United States 722 posts
10th Jun '13

I have this problem with my little girl.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15275 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ChristinaLynne:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" Pick your battles. If he's not hurting anyone, ... [snip!] ... I def don't make it a huge deal. I just make him go do what he is supposed to. So I should just let it go?"</blockquote>



I'd just joke about it if its not interfering with anyone. Go in and joke with him saying "you didn't turn it off silly, now the tickle monsters gonna get ya!"

ChristinaLynne Due October 7 (boy); 2 kids; Pancake, TX, United States 29016 posts
10th Jun '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ChristinaLynne:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Red ... [snip!] ... interfering with anyone. Go in and joke with him saying "you didn't turn it off silly, now the tickle monsters gonna get ya!""</blockquote>



It's def nothing that is harmful. Thanks! I give it a try