Every parent wants their child to grow up honest, whether it means avoiding the temptation to cheat on a test or taking responsibility for returning home after curfew. Fortunately, storytelling makes teaching your child about the importance of honesty more relatable.
Books depict the many benefits of living honestly, one of which is earning trust. Characters with honest intentions have happier, more loving relationships, while those who deceive and lie damage their ties with others.
For its 100th anniversary, Scholastic spoke with experts to identify a set of tips, articles, and books that make starting a conversation with your child about honesty easier. These resources are part of a broader initiative, called the Scholastic Bookshelf, created for Instagram to raise awareness around contemporary issues affecting children today.
Whether you are communicating the basics of honesty to your toddler — like telling the truth and sharing important information with a trusted adult — or want to give your older child a glimpse of the consequences of deception, these books will make an impact.