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Why Kids 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.

Why Kids Lie

New York Magazine | Po Bronson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

n the last few years, a handful of intrepid scholars have decided it's time to try to understand why kids lie. For a study to assess the extent of tee...