Honesty means speaking and acting truthfully. For young children, it is important that they know how to make the right choice of being honest, even when they think they may get into trouble. For older children, they can also explore the concept of conscience; this helps them develop truthful self-awareness and ethical thinking.
The book and film ‘Pinocchio’ are timeless classics based on being truthful and the value of ‘honesty’. If your child has seen the film or read the book, it would be wonderful to re-visit and to talk about the character – now using their deepening vocabulary of values. If they haven’t met Pinocchio yet, we encourage you to let this be a wonderful treat for them.