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Kids and Lying

Did My Young Child Tell Me a Lie?

Diana Grycan | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Diana Grycan

Give consequences that are appropriate, and let the punishment fit the crime. Expect that your child will try to "bend the truth," but remember to give praise for behavior that is forthright.

Why Kids Lie

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.16.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

It's important to raise children to value honesty, and to prevent lying from becoming frequent and consistent, the point at which lying is most troublesome. The first step in figuring out how to address a lie is to consider why your child is telling it. Is the child trying to avoid trouble? Save face?

To Lie Or Not To Lie

Dani Klein Modisett | Posted 03.05.2012 | Parents
Dani Klein Modisett

It wasn't just that he hadn't touched the fruit mush, no, what sent a shiver up my spine was that he lied about it. And so shamelessly.

How Can I Get My Son To Tell The Truth?

Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents

Dear Susan, My 11-year-old son has a problem with lying. Sometimes he tells big lies like "I have no idea why it says I'm failing English," and ot...

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.