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4 Fun Ways to Teach Children about Telling the Truth
Adapted from by Chelsea Lee Smith

We should not leave discussions about telling the truth until the time we think our children have told a lie. Emotions may run high during any given situation where someone's truthfulness is in question and the child is probably going to be quite attached to what they have said, defending it no matter what.

If we create playful and hands-on situations to learn about what truthfulness is, before it is needed, then we can help the children distinguish for themselves what "telling the truth" actually means. This way they are prepared with the necessary knowledge when they are faced with a situation in which they are required to take "truth" seriously.

Here are some fun ways to teach children about telling the truth – to prepare them for real life situations when truthfulness is important. Find out more.

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