I am really getting frustrated with my SD. She is about to turn 8 and she lies constantly. She cannot be trusted at all. Just some examples from the past week:
- She didn't finish up some of her school work. Husband asked her why. She said she was working on it and one of the other kids asked her a question and then she forgot to do it. Husband said, okay what was the question? She says she forgot. Then she says actually, that was a lie, she had to use the bathroom
- Was told that she and another kid in neighborhood were going around to people's doors, knocking and running away. Asked SD about it, she said no. Then I said well, someone told me you were. Then she admitted it and said it was only one time.
- Running down the middle of the road. Lies when asked about it, then says she was running next to the parked cars on the road
- Being disrespectful to the neighbor who is currently helping her with online school. Lying about it and said she wasn't rude when she was asked.
Her behavior is honestly embarassing. I'm glad she's not my child but I still feel like it reflects badly on me. She is constantly punished, having electronics taken away, losing time with friends and outdoor play time but seriously nothing phases her or changes her behavior. She's a mini replica of her mother and it seems like it's just getting worse as she gets older.
I don't even know what to do anymore. I'm so far disengaged from anything to do with her. I refuse to be left alone with her unless my husband is working and now I'm to the point where I don't even want that.