...that causes a six year old to try to lie, even when he knows that the lie will get him in four times the trouble that simply admitting what he'd done wrong would have?
He got a green day...which he then colored blue (first attempt), then tried to tell Daddy was green when the teacher had written yellow in Sharpie (second attempt). All of which stemmed from some misbehavior on the playground that would have gotten him scolded at worst. A green day would have seen him permitted to watch TV. A yellow day would have seen him permitted to play in his room. He's being treated as if he'd gotten a red day, simply for the lies.
Seriously. Why? This simply does not compute for me. I do not lie, and have done my best to teach him not to.
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