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I'm really at a loss on what to do with my almost 11 year old. He lies all the time. Some times it's serious lies but most of them are so stupid. Like today, I told him to keep an eye on his sister for a second so I could pee. She was sleeping. I come out of the bathroom and he's getting up from the computer chair. I said "I thought you were suppose to be watching your sister" He says he was but the chair was out of place so he needed to put it back. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Yeah ok like I believe that one. He knows he's not going to get yelled at for telling the truth even if it's something bad, so I just don't get the lying. I try talking to him about it and he acknowledges what I say and then the next day he's lying again. Is it an age thing or do we have a problem with lying or maybe I'm just over-reacting?
 

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My now 13 was doing that all. the.time. I have a post on it here somewhere....<br><br>
anyway. I started a money fine. I have another post on it here somewhere...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
let me look>> theres the one on the fine:<br><br><a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=587803" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=587803</a><br><br>
and this works GREAT now.<a href="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/showthread.php?t=453376" target="_blank">http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=453376</a><br><br>
there is the thread on lying...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Oh thank you thank you.<br>
I read part of the lying thread and found it helpful.<br><br>
I'm totally going to do the money thing. He's saving for an Ipod so there is no way he will want to party with that money.
 

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It does sound like a problem if he is lying and doesn't even need to. I like the link to the older thread about lying <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nod.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nod">
 
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