All animals wish to protect their property by instinct. I imagine if you bought your child an iPad, you wouldn't want them to share that, huh?
On another note, how many times have you heard a child say - "I was going to tell you, but I thought you would get mad" - ?
How many times have you reprimanded a child for being too honest and embarrassing either yourself or another person?
How often do parents still punish their children even after they've fessed up? What message does it send when the child decides to lie as a result and successfully escapes punishment?
You're not the only person teaching your child. Those behaviors are learned.
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