Worried grandfather

Dear Queenie,
My teenage granddaughter lies a lot about all sorts of things. Her parents punish her for lying and want me to do the same.
I don’t want her to have bad memories of me as being strict with her like they are.
Queenie, should I try to not notice her lies or punish her for them like they do?—Worried grandfather

Dear Grandfather,
Would you rather be remembered as someone who would let her get away with almost anything, or someone who cared enough about her to try to teach her to be someone other people can trust? Ask your granddaughter why she lies to people who love her and tell her there are always consequences for dishonesty even if they are not immediately apparent.
She needs to learn this lesson – it is an important one.

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