Lying...how to stop it???
We are having a big issue with ss lying lately. He lies about everything! Last week he wanted to have a friend over afterschool. I asked him if he had homework. He said no. (If he had homework he would have to do it before his friend could come over). So we let him call and invite his friend over. They played. Later that night I was asking sd if she was finished with her homework and ss said "I still have to do my homework!". DH and I both looked at him and reminded him he said he had no homework. He began lying saying he never said that.
The other day he knocked something over...I saw him do it. He even looked at the item when it hit the floor. When he didn't stop to pick it up I called him back to the room. I asked him if he knocked the item over. He denied it. I told him I saw him and he kept lying saying he did not do it!
Today he lied about something else! We are at our witts end with this. We have tried punishing him for lying. We have tried telling him that the truth will keep him out of trouble. We have tried just talking to him. Nothing seems to be working! HELP!!