This is where the role of parents, especially mothers, is needed. Mothers must always monitor the development of their children to ensure that their children do not have a bad habit of lying. If you catch your child’s first lying, it will be easier to change the bad behavior before they develop the habit to become worse. As with other parenting patterns, parents certainly need extra patience when dealing with children. You need to communicate well in order to understand when your child is lying.
To overcome this, there are several behaviors and body language that must be observed to help you understand if your child is lying.
When you find that there is something inconsistent in the stories your child is making. Or when the child repeats the same sentence, then make sure that your child is creating a lie. Parents may feel hurt when they realize that their child has to cover up the truth and stimulate a lie, but to educate and teach it in a better direction, parents must be strong and continue to convince children to avoid the habit.
2. Pay attention to eye contact
When a child is lying, he will tend to avoid making eye contact with you. This is the initial stage when they lie and if this habit continues and is tolerated, then as they grow up they will be able to overcome this and then learn to lie by looking directly into your eyes. So it is very important to catch these behaviors at an early stage and try to make children understand that lying is bad behavior and they shouldn’t be doing it.
3. Most Winks
When you talk with too many winks accompanied by a mischievous smile on his face, then this can be a sign of a lie being made by the child. In addition, when lying, children will also tend to make movements that he has never done before. Because of this, it is usually done to divert your attention so you don’t keep talking about the same topic.
4. Feeling restless
Restlessness is another behavior you can conclude when your child is lying. If they seem restless or uneasy and squirm when making excuses, then this could mean that they are telling a lie. Likewise, when children tend to be silent they don’t talk much. This can indicate that the child is covering up something that you don’t want to know.
Lies usually start when the child is at school, the reasons they are harvested are almost the same as adults, to get attention or when they feel afraid to accept the consequences of the actions they have done.