Liar Liar

The other day I was asking G about a boy in his class, who has been friends with G since the beginning of the year.  I was surprised when G told me T was no longer his friend, ‘because T is a liar.’  So I asked some more questions, trying to figure out what T might be lying about that was so upsetting. 

Turns out, T ‘lies’ when their teacher asks him a question and he says the wrong answer.  G is getting frustrated that his friend T doesn’t know the right answers the way he does.  So we discussed the meaning of the word and decided that a lie is when you say something that is not true with the intent to trick someone else.  If someone is asked a question in class but says the wrong answer, that is a mistake. 

I’ve been so concerned with people and classmates accepting G just the way he is, I’ve forgotten to stress that same lesson with G.

Published in: on May 3, 2009 at 12:23 am  Leave a Comment  

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