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    Middle School & After School Care...

    I live in Atlanta- The middle school starts from 6th grade but I am trying to find out what exactly I need to prepare my daughter for and do it gradually in the next year so both of us get used to it. The G&B club is not an option. we have girl's scout but they meet one day a week and we...
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    Middle School & After School Care...

    I have a daughter who is going to 5th grade next year. I am trying to prepare myself and her for after school hours when she goes to middle school while I will be working full time. I know a lot of parents feel ok to let their child come home and stay there alone till they get home but I am not...
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    Not telling the truth...

    I used all of the good advices here, I think the one who most worked out is "not to set her up to lie". I think you were right, a big part of it was my system. Although I can't say if that was helpful by itself or the fact that we started to take away every extra (fun) privileges she has( no...
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    Not telling the truth...

    I am trying this... it seemed working for a while but the progress stopped.
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    Not telling the truth...

    This is exactly what I have problem with. Can't make a decision of which way I like her to be raised. As I raised one way ( God is watching ) and trying to raise a child in a new way ( no one is watching )- kind of strange for me. I don't see any of them working. As for God is watching stuff...I...
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    Not telling the truth...

    I believe in what we do, is going to be judge by God. Honestly, I don't want her to be afraid of God and think as him as a spy or a source of punishment, but I don't know how I should approach it. I have told her both sides...( God will see what you do, and if you want to go to heaven, you need...
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    Not telling the truth...

    I don't know how I should feel about bringing religion into this? As a child I never lied to my parents as I always was told that even if no one can see me, GOD can. And he is not going to be happy about it. as the result of such attitude, to this date, I do my best not to do anything wrong and...
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    Not telling the truth...

    @bssage- I don't have much issue with homework. She is a very good student. The lie about homework was a one time incident but I could see how it may have happened in the past. But as long as she is making great grades, I am not going to make it about home work. I believe you are correct about...
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    Not telling the truth...

    I absolutely agree that lying is more because of her laziness and boy she is lazy. If I tell her, if you don't do it I'll do it for you...she can't be happier. Sitting next to me and I read the question and do homework together? Brushing her teeth and sing for her? dressing her up? She can't be...
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    Not telling the truth...

    She is very girly and loves wearing a dress ( not that one though) but hates wearing leggings with dress, and it was too cold to wear it without- no boots to help with the situation. Also, she sits/jumps/rolls, as if she is wearing a pants. we can never be sure if her underwear will be seen by...
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    Not telling the truth...

    I don't feel I am in power anymore. There is only so much privilege a parent can take away, if things only get better temporary it means what ever we are doing is not really working. I even talked to a physiologist. He advised me to let her be free and not control her unless she is harming...
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    Not telling the truth...

    Will you please elaborate more on what you think I should have done?
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    Not telling the truth...

    Not telling the truth to your parents is not something I can easily accept. Lie to your teacher to get out of a bad situation: I can close my eyes for that one. But the problem for us is that she lies to me and tells the truth at school- at any cost. I can clearly see that I am losing control in...
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    Not telling the truth...

    Yes- They have advance math homework that are done via a math website that school is paying for the membership. They also have a lot of extra language art activities that are on-line.
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    Not telling the truth...

    It would be perfect if I could or knew how to min. such situations. Normally, you ask your child if they brushed or not. When you get a positive answer, there is no need to ask again unless you DO know that it may be a lie. So I ask her to let me check her teeth. If the teeth are not clean then...
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    Not telling the truth...

    Hi, To start, please forgive me if I write too much. I don't know how to create the full picture in short paragraph. I have a 10 year old daughter (no siblings). Recently, she started to lie about stuff that she doesn't want to do IF I force her to do them. Examples: Brushing the teeth...
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    We all are great parents...

    Hi everyone, I am sure I am talking to the greatest community who cares about their children's well being- otherwise none of us were here. I am a mother of 1 who is trying to seek advice on how to manage simple kid's - not major yet- behavior. I believe, small mis-behaving if not addressed, is...