Caring people are honest.
Make believe is an essential stage of child development but lies and dishonesty are more complicated.
Honesty can be tough. It can take courage. But you can empower children to be honest.
Harvard’s MAKING CARING COMMON PROJECT has excellent resources for understanding children’s lies and how to encourage honesty.
Find more good ideas for raising honest kids and being a more truthful adult at the MAKING CARING COMMON PROJECT.