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When Children Lie

'My Daughter Lies -- What Should I Do?'

Susan Stiffelman | Posted 06.03.2013 | Parents
Susan Stiffelman

Children live in the moment. They are largely motivated by either avoiding pain or experiencing pleasure. This is why telling kids that too much sugar will give them cavities has little impact on their decision to swipe that handful of brownies; the enjoyment outweighs later costs.

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.