Most children have been caught out in a lie!
Parents know this and often intuitively know the reason behind it. It can be more difficult for the teacher when the child lies about things at school, but the reasons are probably the same!
We all know that lying is to be strongly discouraged.
Lying children can lead to lying adults who are not trusted by those who get to know them.
It is hurtful when the teacher tells you your child has been caught out in a lie! You want to defend your child but far better to work with the teacher to find out the reasons why.