The truth about lying, whether in older kids and in adults, is that it comes from a place of fear. The fear that you're not good enough and the fear that someone else might find you out.
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Honesty is the best policy, says Martha Beck -- except when it isn't. Here's how to know when to fess up, when to keep mum, and when to lie through yo...
When a beloved parent bends the truth, the child will likely alter what they know to be true about the world. They grow up feeling they can no longer trust their perceptions, denying what they know to be real.
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