my bb lies. this drives me nuts, as i hate being lied to. i've done some research into this, and the infamous 'they' say it's a common trait amongst teens, but don't get into the whys...
bb has start lying alot....in story telling, i hear him on the phone lying to his friends and to his mom, he lies to me, his dad about the stupidest stuff. he blames the pets for things (lol,....can u believe that) he's truly become a drama queen.
hubby and i have discussed this several times over, and he feels it's best left...he feels that to confront him will only cause unneccesary fighting but rather to acknowledge in some way the truth of the story and then drop it. for example....bb said he left his wallet/keys at this moms, he's upset he can't get hold of his mom and he has no money left at our place...he was restless, his friends were going to see a movie....he's already spent his christmas money ($300) and the allowance we had given him. hubby offered him $10...but that wasn't enough (bb is 14). hubby said that's all he could offer him, but suggested they bring in the recyclables for some extra cash....bb says great and oh, btw mom has recyclables too. hubby drives over to his ex's thinking the recyclables are on the back porch...then bb is at her front door taking his keys out of his pocket. hubby rolls down the window and says, 'hey, thought you left your keys here'. bb of course says he just found them in his pocket. so instead of saying hey look guys, i've spent all my money and want to go see a movie with my friends, can i get an advance on next weeks allowance, he complicates the situation and starts fibbing.
can anyone tell me why teens do this, i'm finding it more and more irritating :hairpull: bb is a really good kid, with a wonderful heart and it hurts me so to see him and hear him lying...i'm concerned it's a trait that will follow him into the future.