I can Tell The Truth
Telling the truth is saying what happened without lying.
I can tell the truth when an adult asks me to explain what happened. This will help the adult to better understand what happened. It is often very important that the adult know the truth.
Sometimes I might not want to tell the truth. If I have done something wrong I might be worried that I will get into trouble. Feeling worried when I have done something wrong is normal. But it is still important that I tell the truth. If I don't tell the truth I may get into much more trouble.
If I tell the truth when asked, people will think that I am honest. They are more likely to trust me. If I don't tell the truth people may not trust me anymore.
Telling the truth is OK. Sometimes I might worry about telling the truth. It is OK to feel this way but I should still tell the truth.
Telling The Truth
Telling the truth is being honest when you are asked about something that has happened.
Telling the truth is important so that adults know exactly what has happened. They need to know the truth so that they can keep you and others safe. They also need to know so they can help you know when you done things that are right and when you have done things that are wrong.
If you think that you have done something wrong telling the truth can sometimes make you feel uncomfortable. For example, you might feel a bit embarrassed, scared or upset. It is normal to feel this way but you will be OK.
If you don't tell the truth people may stop believing the things you tell them. They may not trust you anymore. Adults may get cross with you if they learn that you have not told the truth.
It is good to be honest with people so they know they can trust you.