Instinctively we’ll know when our child(ren) are being untruthful about a sticky situation.
Do we continue to press home our point and relent only when they succumb to the pressure and own up or r to diffuse the building tension we choose to ignore the situation with the hope that better sense will prevail?
What I have observed with my son is that he becomes aggressive, the “no’s” only becoming vehemently stronger and the pitch becoming louder and louder. Conversely, there are kids who become completely docile and can be seen physically trembling with the fear of admonishment.
Not sure what approach is best, but maybe an over aggressive approach could be counter-productive. Depending upon the situation or the context behind the lie an offhand-ish yet stern approach helps to send the message home.
What have been your experiences and learning’s?