3 surprising tips for raising honest kids
Want your child to tell the truth? Here's what research shows really works — and a common mistake that actually encourages lying.
When teens lie (because they all do!)
Teenage lying is nearly universal — and developmentally appropriate. So how can you build a trusting relationship with your adolescent child?
Little white lies
Has your child heard you tell any of these “harmless” fibs? Experts say you may be teaching your child that lying is okay.
What kids want in a president
We asked kids what qualities they think our country's next leader should have.
Kids with character: Honesty
What would you do if you found a wallet on the ground? When this child did, he went to great lengths to get it back to its owner. He shares his thoughts about the importance of honesty with GreatSchools.
Where teens hang out
It’s 9:00 pm on a Saturday. Do you know what your teen is up to? Maybe yes, maybe not exactly. Here's what to know before you overreact.
Lying and punishment... and teaching kids to lie?
Research suggests a surprising relationship between kids' lying and punishment: a punitive disciplinary style may teach kids to be less honest.
Sharing hard truths in your family history
When your family history includes tragedy or difficult, even unspeakable hardship, sharing those moments with your child can connect them to their own resilience.
The best lie I’ve ever told my kids…according to the experts
We teach our kids not to lie, but is a little yuletide deception something to feel guilty about?
When honesty isn't part of the curriculum
Honesty is part and parcel of integrity, fairness, and wisdom — and that needs to be spelled out for kids, at home and in the classroom.
Is your child's lying and stealing a sign of a life of crime?
A little one who lies and steals may seem destined for a life of crime, but both behaviors are far less alarming when viewed through a child development lens.
Did you do drugs, Mommy?
When your kids ask about your own drug and alcohol history, what should you tell them?