Over the weekend, we spent the most of our time out in the garden, including having tea outside, as the weather's been so good. I popped into the house to get something, and Squeaky followed me. She asked for an ice-lolly. I knew she'd just been at the table eating her tea, so I asked her how much she'd eaten (knowing she hadn't actually had much), she said "lots", so I said "what would daddy say if I asked him?" Quick as a flash, she says "Don't ask Daddy!" Hmmmm...
|Ice Cream, motivation to lie|
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I know it's part of a wider stage of development, not just lying, but becoming aware that different people know different things, that she can know something I don't, and vice versa. But when it comes in the form of lying, I'm just not sure what to do. I want to encourage her development, to learn independently and to enjoy that learning, but I don't want the whole motivation being more ice creams! And I certainly don't want to encourage her to expand her lying repertoire, at least right now she's not very convincing!