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    Default 7yr old DD started lying...

    My normally sweet and placid 7yr old DD has started lying , mostly to get her sister into trouble. Older DD is almost 10 and this is really starting to upset her.

    Most of the time I am aware that she is lying but obviously sometimes I get it wrong.

    I have explained to her about why we shouldn't lie and how it makes her sister feel etc etc but it is really starting to cause a lot of friction between once inseparable sisters!

    Has anyone else had to deal with this and how did you?

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    I have no advice because my 7 year old boy has just started doing the same thing! It does my head in. I will be eagerly waiting for advice!

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    My DD5 has been caught out twice this week lying, telling stories and he reason was because she didn't have anything exciting to tell.
    "All lying is bad honey".

    I think lying can become a habit though so I'm talking and talking about how telling lies is not the right thing to do. I don't yell and scream just talking to I'm blue in the face as often as I remember.

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    Honestly it's an age thing and if its mostly with siblings then it's that too (I was just like this with my brother, and he was like this with our other brother). Just remind her that lying is bad, and when you know she's lying think of a consequence that might teach her a lesson. I learned the hard way when one of my lies got me in a huge pickle, it's not the best way but it was a big consequence that really taught me to be honest.
    Sorry this sounds a bit like tough love but that's sometimes the way I handle situations.

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    Miss7 has just started this here too! For example, last night she came out of the bathroom and said that DD2 had pooed in the bath. DS said no no she had a bit of poo on her bottom and it washed off when she got in and DD2 said, yeah but she did more when she got in. She wouldn't know that, but she could see that DD2 had gone from about to get in trouble to not getting in trouble, and she just lied about it It's horrible.

    Her attitude is doing my head in too.

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    Miss 5 has been doing her fair share of lying lately.

    Seems to be testing what she can get away with as the lies are petty and pointless

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    Its just so frustrating isn't it?!

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    Default 7yr old DD started lying...

    My 7 year old DS started the same thing, constantly lying for attention! Stupid things too, like he accidentally peed on his long sleeve school top while at school and made up this big story about how a big kid came in a pees on him.
    We figured it out eventually, once there was no kid!

    And other small lies too.
    We tried so many things and on the end for us what worked was not believing anything he told us about his day, we would explain why we didn't believe and a week later no more lies. It seems mean but they need to understand how it makes us feel too.

    Good luck!

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    Yes very frustrating as the lies are so obvious theyre never going to get away with them

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