Children Lying?
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For young children lying comes naturally

Cure Lying

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Why do children lie? Because they're smart enough to see that the right answer (not the true answer) can get them good consequences...or prevent them from experiencing negative consequences. In other words...

Fibbing works! So how does my book work to cure it?

A children's book about lying

My book about a lying child, How Timbo Found Out That Telling the Truth Really Does Work, gives YOU a new approach to your child on the subject of honesty.

It works by taking ego out of the equation. Since the book isn't about your child, its message isn't threatening! The child in the book learns not to lie. The book works because your child wants to be like the child in the book!

"Timbo" is the story of a little boy who starts seeing how fibbing can work to his advantage, but then he starts feeling the sting of his parents' distrust. When he finally tells the truth on an important matter - despite the fact that it might earn him some punishment - he actually finds himself rewarded!
Children Lying:
Enforcing Honesty vs. Teaching Honesty
  • Child is only honest because he/she fears punishment for lying.
  • The child still chooses to lie if he/she expects not to get caught!
  • Honesty comes from within.
  • Child tells the truth because it feels right to do so.
  • Because child's conscience is engaged, telling a lie is its own negative consequence!

Timbo's story is an important story, one any child could benefit from. But I've done something else to make sure his message really hits home.

Illustrations are important!

The goal with a behavior book is to get your child to interact with it repeatedly. That way the book's lessons are reinforced. That's why we offer two PDF versions of Timbo...

boys going to play baseball

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The Illustrated Versions of Our Behavior Books

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How Vansanna Learned
that Work Can Be Fun
gymnastics show

How Timbo Learned
that Telling the Truth
Really Does Work!
kid fibbing

How Tombo Learned
to Turn Off the TV
boy thinking

How Smoolie Became
a Shy-entist
delightful girl in dress

How Boberto Learned to Like
Being by Himself Sometimes
boy pestering mom in kitchen

How Cocoona Learned to Clean
Even Better Than Her Parents
parents helping girl clean up

How Only Baloney Got Cured
of Spoiled Taste-Buds-Atitis
boy loving junk food

The Time Balooga Forgot
Other People's Feelings
girl watching boys on jungle gym

How Bobo Learned
to Be Satisfied
jealous of other boy's ice cream

How Sonora Got
Her Own Room Back
girl sleeping in bed with parents