Whether you call them fibs, tall tales, exaggerations, or untruths, lies can get out of hand, so you don't want your child to get in the habit of telling them. Nip the deceit in the bud by understanding the reasons behind early childhood lies and learning the best ways to respond.
You expect tantrums from a 2-year-old, but what about a child who's 5? Should you punish a 4-year-old who lies? What's the best age to start giving time-outs? As kids grow, the way you handle bad behavior needs to evolve. Here, top discipline tactics to suit your child.