Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Help, My Son's Pant Are On Fire!!!!

It seems as though my big guy started a new hobby but unfortunately his new pastime has also made him the recipient of a new nickname,


Unfortunately, within the last week or so I have personally caught my son telling numerous "fibs". They started with "I have to go to the bathroom" and then using that time to rummage through closets and bedrooms without supervision, then came along the random "little brother did it" even when he was not in the room and now we are up to "Mommy said I can have ice cream now, etc".

At first it was once a day and now the frequency is at least 5 a day. It makes me sad to think he could be so devious and scheming - in my eyes he is still my innocent baby. I just thought older kids do this to test boundaries but not 4.5 year olds.

Is this common?!?! When does it usually start? What advice do you have?

Due to his PDD-NOS he has a hard time understanding social cues or social standards and although we have had many talks about not telling the truth and he has had many of his toys taken away, he still continues on...

I need to help him find his inner Jiminy Cricket!!!!!

I am on my upstairs to go through our Davey and Goliath boxed set to see if there is an episode on the subject (yes, my father bought him the boxed set), will be renting Pinnochio today and going to the library or bookstore because I think there is a Berenstein Bear book but do any of you have any suggestions???



Emily @ Under$1000PerMonth said...

I think you're on the right track with Pinocchio. Watch, discuss, repeat.

Preschool Playbook said...

I hate to say it, but I think this is common. Out of my five, four went through a big phase like this. I don't think it is a learned behavior, it just seems to come naturally--kinda scary huh! Just keep us with the greatness of truth--he should outgrow it.

Anonymous said...

This is just something every kid goes through. The trick is making sure they understand that it is not ok. Consider hot sauce on the tongue every time he lies. (Try it yourself so you can make sure you know exactly how much would be appropriate for a little tongue). You're sure to get a dramatic response, but there is no actual harm done and spicy foods are generally beneficial to the body, however it is likely to get the point across after a few times.