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Children 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.

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

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.