H is for Honesty.
No one likes to get in trouble. Children very quickly figure out that they can change a story because they are scared of a punishment. Teaching the importance of honesty to children will help them as they continue to grow. As a parent, my husband and I find ourselves saying, “You know you can tell us anything, right? Even if you are nervous, it is better to tell the truth than get caught in a lie.” This is such a challenging concept for young children because it is hard to think beyond the initial telling of the truth which may be uncomfortable.
Here is a great list of books to help teach honesty. I would also recommend A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue by Julia Cook. Sometimes when you tell a young child that it is important to be honest and tell, they take that to the extreme and tell you EVERYTHING and it becomes tattling.
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Great subject! Children really need the confidence to be honest, and they should be acknowledged and praised for honesty even when circumstances might warrant punishment. I have unfortunately encountered adults who find it easy to float an untruth with great ease. Dishonesty can lead to terrible consequences later in life. Honesty is a theme of one of my children’s books in progress. Thanks for writing about this subject — feel like I am on the right track.