Sibling issues

  I have a little brother he's 7 he has been lying a lot and when he dose that I get really mad and then i freak out and get in trouble. I have tried talking it out with him but he just dose not listen.

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  • my brother is seven and he lies a ton too. he lies to me and my mom all the time the best thing to do is completly ignore him then he will see theres no point in trying to anoy you, trust me
  • I have two younger siblings, so I know how you feel. One suggestion that works for me is to really make sure that I am being as kind as I can while I talk with said sibling and instead of going straight to accusing, you should try to put yourself in his shoes while you talk to him. For eg.: Instead of: "Stop lying! It makes me mad!!" try, "I know that sometimes you may feel pressured to lie in bad situations, which I totally get, but you will almost always get in more trouble for lying about something you did and have someone find out the truth later rather than admitting what you did the first time." And if he's lying to make himself seem cool for friends, remind him that if they are really true friends, they will like him for who he is. And if you try that and it just does not work, talk to a parent about it.
  • I get where you're coming from. I have a four year old little brother. He can really get on my nerves. But I remember my mom once told me that you have to teach people how you want to be treated. You can tell your brother that you don't like it when he does that. Keep in mind that he's seven so he's still learning.
    My suggestion, show your brother that you love him, and then let him know that you don't like it when he lies.
    I also lied a bit when I was seven, so it's probably a phase.
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