Promoting Honesty And Handling Dishonesty In Children

When parents are asked to list what qualities they would most like to see in their children, honesty ranks high on the list. Yet every child at some point will experiment with lying, cheating or stealing. These forays into dishonesty need not cause parents to despair -- they can actually be an opportunity for parents to help their children internalize good values, and to further develop the parent-child relationship. This seminar grapples with the concept of honesty, talks about how to promote honesty in general, and how to deal with dishonesty when it occurs so that the child is more likely to be honest in the future.