Early childhood question DIL told me my darling granddaughter (almost 4y/o) is lying EX: cookies missing DIL asks Granddaughter "Did you eat the cookies?" grand daughter (with cookie crumbs on her face says , "No" EX wet bed: "Did you potty in the bed?" grand daughter says, "no" while both are looking at the wet spot on the bed Now I think My DIL is handling it perfectly Is Lying age appropriate behavior (age normal)? My interpretation is GD wants to please parents and knows what she did is not pleasing so she lies thinking that is what the parent wants to hear. Now in the case of wetting DIL has made it a fun activity "if you tell me you had an accident we get to change the Bed together! if you don't tell the truth and Lie you get time out" But with cookies I wonder how to reward the truth but address the taking the cookies without permission?