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|Thu, 05-08-2003 - 9:50am|
I'd be interested to see if any of you have some strategies for dealing with a teen with a lieing problem. My husband + I are guardians of his little sister (age 13, going on 14). She has always had a lieing problem, which I somewhat have to contribute to her HORRIBLE parents and childhood, but as she gets older, she needs to be accountable more for herself. The lieing is usually over SMALL things that she doesn't even need to lie about. She is constantly lieing though! It's either about something small to get out of trouble or she'll totally fabricate something for no reason whatsoever! Part of me says, hey you're raising a teen + if small lies is your concern, than you're not doing bad at all. But another part of me says that even though they are small lies, they are CONSTANT + I feel that when and if she has something major to wiggle her way out of, she'll find it very easy to lie to us since its come so easy all along.
So, any advice on dealing with a teen liar?