Hello I wonder if some Mums can help with some advice. We have an 11 y/o daughter who likes to tell tales. They are not nasty or vindictive or anything like that, but they do seem a far fetched when she tells us these stories. When we’re sure it’s one of her stories eg: like the other day she told us 2 of her friends at school each had 90 cats. When both her brother and I said come on that’s not true. She is fair dinkum that it is and we don’t really pay it much attention, we just tell her we don’t believe her.
Today her teacher asked me to have a private chat with her. She told me when the class was asked what they had done during the holidays, Miss 11 y/o said that she and I went to Germany on a trip for 5 days. When the teacher questioned her and said 5 days, Miss said yes. “Just me and Mum, brother and Dad couldn’t go.” She was very set on her story being right. Apparently when she tells these tales she doesn’t make eye contact with anyone. For this tale that the teacher told me about, which of course, Miss 11 y/o, denied, we have banned her from any computer for the weekend. Has anyone got any other ideas what we can do about this to nip it in the bud. We thought not paying it any attention would do the trick but obviously not.
The teacher said in all other ways she is a great student and has lots of friends.
Any help please. Thanks in advance.
Posted anonymously, 6th May 2016