Lying five year old
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August 21st, 2013, 08:42 AM
Join Date: Oct 2012
I have the same philosophy as mom2many, and it has so far been successful.
While I am 100% supportive of spanking, I think that perhaps this is reinforcing the preservation/fear based lying. I'm not saying she's afraid of you, just that even when she comes clean she's getting a severe punishment. One that she will try to avoid at all costs, even if in the end it results in that regardless.
Lying is unacceptable, I agree. So you need to come up with a consequence that will truly reinforce that to her.
For my son, who did the same thing, it took removing all his toys, books, everything including tv and electronic device access. Each day he went without lying he gained one thing back. Each time he lied, he lost one of those things again. It took a month but it was 100% worth it.
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