Several years ago, my son didn’t want to take an art class. After his first class, we asked him how it went. He told us that the teacher said some terrible things about his project and then put several of the boys in the corner for the rest of the class period. After pressing him, he admitted to making the entire story up. When we asked why he had lied, he broke into tears and explained how he was scared of the teacher because she would tell him when he made mistakes and how to correct them. It led to a great discussion about how important it is to be honest, which is what his teacher was doing.
We have to help our kids develop the right habits, and one of the best habits they can have is being honest. Here are 10 ways to teach your kids how to be honest.