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Children Lying

What Makes Children Lie?

Healthline | Posted 09.30.2016 | Healthy Living

All children tell lies from time to time. In fact, it's considered a sign of intelligence when a child learns to effectively lie. "If you look at th...

Am I Raising a Liar?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 12.25.2013 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Think about the way you handle unpleasant situations and how you model truth telling. As adults, we often find ourselves in the grey area of dishonesty and "white lies" are a common practice when we're trying to teach our young children manners

How To Get Kids To Stop Lying About Everything

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 02.09.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My 4-year-old old granddaughter lies regularly. She makes up stories about things that couldn't possibly be true, looking you straight ...

Why Honesty Really is the Best Policy

Jayanti Tamm | Posted 10.07.2011 | Parents
Jayanti Tamm

My daughter doesn't yet know about lying. When her baby sister screams from the other room and I ask her what happened, she openly presents the truth: that she banged her baby sister's head against the floor. For her blunt honesty, for not concocting a forged tale, it's hard to be angry.

Why Kids Lie Every 90 Minutes

John Medina, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Medina, Ph.D.

The child's realization that you can't always read his or her mind coincides with the flowering of something we call Theory of Mind skills.

When Your Child Lies: A Reality Check

Darryl Sollerh | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Darryl Sollerh

From a child's point of view, keeping some secrets, such as calling a boy or perusing a Playboy, can be a path toward individuation.