My six year old daughter has recently become very interested in lying. Up until now she has always been very honest and happy to please others. Lately she'll lie about things that don't even matter at all just to see if she can get away with it. I'm at the point where I don't believe most of the things she says! I don't know how to discourage this in a way that will make an impact. I've tried explaining to her how she is the one who is hurt most by this behavior, especially when it results in her getting really upset. I've told her it causes me to lose trust and she can lose privileges because of it, not being able to run around outside with her friend, for example, since I can't trust that she'll stay where she says she will. Sometimes it clearly really hurts her brother's feelings, which she feels bad about but then still lies to him later. She seems to get all the points I make but doesn't change her behavior at all. She even lied to her teacher about something last week, trying to get away with not doing an activity. It seemed strange because she actually really enjoys the activity so I can't imagine it had anything to do with the actual situation but was about experimenting with what she can get away with. !!
Does anyone have experience with this? Any advice? ack!