Lies and theft have become commonplace among schoolchildren, especially adolescents. But such behavior is unacceptable, it is necessary to fight it in order to prevent serious consequences.
In some children, this behavior indicates serious psychological problems, but in most cases these are ordinary incorrect behavioral patterns that can be corrected. Such habits are more common in boys than in girls, and are most common at the age of 5–8 years. If you catch a child in a lie or theft, it is important to consider his age and stage of development.
Children under the age of 3 years never intentionally lie and steal – they can experiment with words and entertaining facts that they see around. By the age of 6–7 years, the child begins to understand that lying and stealing is wrong from a moral point of view. Consider several ways to correct this behavior of the child. Continue reading