How to Stop Kids from Lying: 7 Solutions

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By Jae Curtis

When your toddler tells a little white lie, such as “The cat ate my food,” it's almost cute. After all, you know that your little one isn't lying maliciously. But when it's your older kid who starts telling tall tales, you might be a little concerned—and with good reason. Older kids should understand the moral repercussions of lying, so it's an issue you'll want to address ASAP. If you gently let your child know the jig is up and encourage truth-telling, lying won’t become a major issue in your home.