How to raise children who don’t lie

April 10, 2012

By Sue Kolbe

A relationship with your children that is based on truth will give you children who don’t lie to you.

My son will be getting his driver’s license soon. Once he starts driving on his own, I’m going to want to know where he is. I’ll need to know where he is, so I can know he is safe. If he has learned to be truthful, then I’ll know that when he tells me where he is going, it will be the truth.

If you are truthful with your kids, they will learn to be truthful with you and you will be able to keep them safe. Here’s what you can do:

  1. Be truthful with your children, tell them the clear and simple truth on a level they can understand.
  2. When they tell you the truth, point it out to them and praise them.
  3. Trust your children, and let them know that you trust them because they are truthful.

Can you imagine what the world would be like if we were all truthful with each other, if we didn’t have to guess what a person meant because they would mean what they said?  And it starts with us and with our children, learning to be truthful with each other.

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