It is important for the child to realize from an early age that we must tell the truth.
Childhood lies are often innocent, especially at young ages. Στοχεύουν συνήθως στην απόκρυψη μιας αταξίας αλλά και στο φόβο της επιβολής μιας τιμωρίας.
Growing up though, the habit of lying should concern parents.
In order to help your children be honest, you need to instill in them some habits:
When you want to teach something to your children, you talk to them and you think that is enough. Correctly; Όπως έχει αποδειχθεί και επιστημονικά τα παιδιά έχουν πρότυπο τους γονείς τους, older siblings or other members of their family. So, to raise an honest child, you need to be honest with yourself first and then with others, να μη λέτε ψέματα και να αναγνωρίζετε τα λάθη σας.
Be by their side
The main motive behind the lie is to avoid the punishment that will follow after the truth is revealed. Εκείνο που μπορείτε να κάνετε είναι να βεβαιωθείτε ότι το παιδί σας μπροστά στο δίλημμα αλήθεια ή ψέμα θα επιλέξει το σωστό και εσείς θα είστε στο πλευρό του. Για να μεγαλώσετε ένα ειλικρινές παιδί, you must be affordable, so that he knows that by telling the truth, even if you do not like it, you will treat it fairly and not critically.
Appreciate their honesty
Show the child that you appreciate him telling the truth before you get angry about his actions. If your first reaction is voices and punishment, he will continue to believe that it is better to lie than to tell the truth.
Show the positive side of the truth
This is the most important thing you can do to raise an honest child. Show him that dishonesty has many disadvantages while the truth has only advantages. Tell him how lies lead nowhere and are always exposed.
Explain the difference between truth and rudeness
Υπάρχει μια πολύ λεπτή γραμμή μεταξύ του να είσαι ειλικρινής και να είσαι αγενής. Διδάξτε λοιπόν στα παιδιά τιμιότητα αλλά και ευαισθησία, so as not to hurt the feelings of others by saying their opinion honestly.
For example, if a friend asks them what his outfit looks like and they find it awful, they need to find a clever way to express their opinion without upsetting him.