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.
How our schools are (and aren't) addressing race
A widely misunderstood legal theory has become ground zero for a political battle. One education scholar weighs in.
Like a Sponge podcast: Liar, liar
Today’s kids see celebrities, business moguls, and politicians lie with impunity. Here’s how to raise an honest child in a post-truth society.
College admission scandal grew out of a system ripe for corruption
Many youth sports are pricey to play. Yet research shows that college athletes get the biggest admissions advantages.
Can your child tell fact from fake online?
Most kids can't, despite being raised on technology. Here's how to help your child learn what to trust online.
6 things to do when your child says, “Nobody likes me!”
Experts weigh in on how to respond when your child feels disliked, excluded, or friendless.
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.