"Now let’s look at our goals in confronting our child’s dishonesty. First, we want to know the truth and we want for our kids to be able to readily share it. Second, we want for our children to be able to make amends when their behavior affects somebody else, not skirt around the truth and try to get out of taking responsibility for it. Third, we want for our children to be able to learn from their mistakes. If they cannot be honest about those mistakes, then the learning is also lost. . . . so how can we approach lying while keeping those three goals in mind?"
Via Dimitris Agorastos