"Nope, I don't have any homework tonight," is a phrase being uttered in homes across the nation. However, many of those uttering that statement do indeed have homework.
It's not unusual for kids to lie about homework. After sitting in school all day many kids don't want to spend their evenings doing more work. Other kids don't know how to do their homework or fear it will take forever to get it done.
Lying about homework is often an avoidance tactic that kids use to solve the problem in the short-term. It may get them out of having to do homework today, but it can cause bigger problems in the long-term. When they start falling behind on work, it can be a vicious cycle.
The further behind they fall, they more they try to avoid the work. Many unsuspecting parents don't find out exactly how big of a problem it is until later into the school year when the problem becomes serious.
Don't let your child get behind on school work this year. Instead, stay on top of it and help your child's school year become more successful. Check out these 10 Steps to Help a Child Stop Lying and Tell the Truth. This can help ensure your child isn't lying about his school work this year.