From the little lie to prevent hurt feelings, to the denial of wrongdoing to avoid punishment, to the silly whopper that seems to serve no particular purpose, nearly everyone lies at one time or another. And, children are no exception. So, what can we do to teach out children the the importance of honesty?
Developmental psychologist and Mom Enough co-host, Dr. Marti Erickson, was on KARE 11 to discuss why children tell lies and what you can do about it. While research shows that everyone lies, we all want to do our best to model honesty for our children.
WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT TELLING LIES & THE IMPORTANCE OF HONESTY?
❉ WHY CHILDREN LIE AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT. Dr. Marti Erickson and Dr. Erin Erickson, co-hosts and founders of Mom Enough, join together to discuss the issues that underly dishonesty in children and teens — from developmental considerations to contextual factors. Tune in and walk away with practical strategies to prevent lying and promote honesty. In a world where everyone lies sometimes, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to create a more honest household. And, check out this helpful tip sheet that outlines what was discussed in this episode.
❉ HELPING CHILDREN BUILD CHARACTER, FROM TODDLERS TO TEENS. No doubt you’ve heard people praise someone for being a “person of character.” But what does that mean to you? And how does someone become a person of character? Todd Otis joins Marti & Erin for a thoughtful conversation about what parents can do to help children of any age become trustworthy, empathic, respectful, honest, self-aware – embracing all the qualities that define character.