Tara, your request for some ideas to combat tattling was timely! We have been addressing that very issue in our home lately.
In this Raising Homemakers post, Stacy McDonald explores tattling from its root to its bitter fruit, which is great motivation for moms and dads to address tattling when children are young.
Here’s what it looks like practically in our home:
(Oh, and you Bible-whizzes will recognize that, although I said “Matthew 25”, I should have said “Matthew 18”. Sorry! Don’t tell on me!)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PnoJFkQmac