Keep in mind that children in around that age (and a bit younger) often "lie" because that is what they wish the world was like. Because they want their parents to be happy with them. So rather then taking it from a "lying is bad" approach, look at it from a "I'm more pleased if you feel you can always tell me things as they are." Easy in theory, but probably nowhere near as easy in practice. My alien hasn't gotten to that point of his development yet, him not being 2 yet.
4/4/06 at 4:27am