[This article is a part of our Wisdom From the Trenches series]
Have your kids ever looked you straight in the eye and lied?
Lately, my daughter has started doing that. Try as I might to not overreact, it still brings out all kinds of negative emotions in me.
A sense of betrayal… How could she lie to me?
Insecurities… What am I doing wrong that she feels the need to lie?
Worry… Will she ever stop lying? Will we ever have a trusting relationship?
Fear… What if she gets in real trouble someday and lies to me about it and I can’t help her?
I spoke to a few friends about this, and quickly a couple of things became very clear –