10yr old and lying
My 10yr old son is lying a lot.. and I'm not sure how to respond. He often tells us that he's brushed his teeth, washed his face, etc.. when it's clear that he hasn't. It seems like he just wants to get us off his back.. or continue doing whatever he's doing.
I understand the lying around stuff he's worried about getting in trouble for, like hitting his brother, or breaking something. But I don't understand when he tells his music teacher that he's practiced 5 times that week.. bald-faced lie. When I ask him about it, he insists that it's true and gets mad and defensive.
I've had serious talks with him about the importance of being honest and trustworthy. This appears to have done nothing. Has anyone else dealt with this successfully?