Our expert says:
I like Purple's approach. I'd also like to add a discussion with her about the value of truth. Point out that she probably aassumes that what you and her father tell her, maybe what the teacher says, is true. Invite her to think through what it'd be like if you folks even sometimes told her lies - she could never know when to believe you and when not. Wouldn't that make life really difficult for her ? Wouldn't it be worth avoiding ?
I also like Purple's point about avoiding empty questions where you already know the answer, rather than responding firmly but without fuss, to the obvious.
The Mom looks can be powerful ( and somehow, the Dad Look doesn't seem to work as well ).
And Anon is right - its is not that your child has no idea what is right or wrong, but that there are no consequences to her lying, which bother her compared with the potential advantages
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