My son is 11, and seems to be on his way to lying his way through his whole life. He has been lying to me, his father and stepfather, about everything under the sun, from schoolwork to playing with his friends.
We have tried talking to him, trying to draw him out about what is going on when he decides to lie. His answer is invariably "I don't know," or "I didn't want to get in trouble."
What can we do about this? If it goes on much longer he's going to start getting himself into very serious trouble with people besides us.