Pencil Shavings in the Silverware Drawer

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Registered: 04-06-2003
Pencil Shavings in the Silverware Drawer
Fri, 11-14-2003 - 9:54am
Hi All,

My nephew has been here two weeks now. He is starting to get comfortable, slack off, and he's lying.

This morning I found pencil shavings in a section of the silverware drawer. This section is empty because my toddle can now reach in and take stuff out so we emptied this part of the draw.

My nephew denies that he sharpened his pencil there, or emptied the sharpener in the draw.

Okay, I didn't do it. My husband didn't. My toddler simply can't do that. (And, if my toddler was playing with the sharpener and dropped it in the draw, my husband or I would have found it and cleaned up the mess.)

How do you handle lies?

Also, the other day he told his friends mother that his (my nephew's) mother was coming out here on Saturday and suggested his friends ride out with her. Another lie. Maybe he was hoping that this lie would lead to a fact and that somehow, his friends would come out.



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Registered: 05-02-2003
Fri, 11-14-2003 - 4:33pm

I feel for you.

Sherrie Rainbow

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 11-14-2003 - 5:43pm

When it comes to lying, I think that we sort of back kids in a corner by asking "did you do it?" when we know they did.


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