How do you handle situations when your child is accused of something and he/she denies it? My DS (9) who lies sometimes is accused of doing things at school occasionally. There are some things that are just NOT him - like when he was accused of writing a note saying he wanted to kill another student in the 1st grade. I had no problem standing behind him and saying confidently to the teacher and counselor that I know he didn't write that. And he was ultimately exonerated when the perpetrator wrote a new note weeks later. But, there are times when he is accused of something at school that he could have done. So my son responds that he didn't do it - they are lying and he is tired of students lying and the teacher believing them. I just don't know the proper reaction! I feel like I have to address whatever the issue is that was brought to my attention but I don't want him to feel like I'm not his safety zone and that I am always against him. What do you think? I would really like to hear from parents of kids ages 5 and up.
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11/16/06 at 9:59pm