Honesty. Train your children to always speak the truth, remembering that the devil is the father of lies. Because of their corrupt nature, your children will not need to be taught to tell lies. But early impress upon them the importance of always speaking the whole truth, both by positive reinforcement and discipline when it can be determined undoubtedly that a lie was told. Never discipline a child for lying if you are not sure whether he is lying or simply confused. When in doubt, let the matter pass. It is better to be fooled sometimes than to embitter your child with the feeling that you do not trust him. Remember that your child will remember the times when you wrongly accuse him of lying more than the times when you correctly ferret a lie and discipline him for it. .
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