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Why Children Lie

Why Kids Lie—Age By Age

Lying to avoid punishment or to get an extra piece of pie—that I could understand. But Lillian was lying frequently, for kicks, and she'd never admit that a made-up story wasn't true. Should I insist on honesty, I wondered, lest she develop into ...

Lies: Why Children Lie And What To Do | Raising Children Network

Children tell lies for many reasons, depending on the situation and their motivation. Children might lie to: Children can learn to tell lies from an early age, usually by around three years of age. This is when they begin to work out that grown-up...

Punishing Kids For Lying Only Makes Them Lie More

Do you punish your children when they’re caught in a lie? That’s what many parents do, but a new study from researchers at McGill University suggests it might be time for a different approach. The study finds that kids reprimanded for lying are mo...

Why Do Children Tell Lies?

Not only do kids lie, they often lie badly. But while sometimes, it's all you can do not to laugh out loud at such poor efforts by your children to be economical with the truth, other times their blat

What To Do When My Child Lies? 13 Ways To Respond, Prevent, And Strengthen Honest Communication

Think of the times in your life you have lied. And why. Were you afraid of what would happen if you told the truth? Worried how the other would react? Whether you'd get into trouble? Or because you felt ashamed? Because covering up the truth seeme...

Your Kid’S Not Lying. She’S Exhibiting “Executive Function.” Nice Work, Kid!

A few weeks ago, as part of his normal evening ritual, my almost 3-year-old son used the potty, brushed his teeth, and climbed into bed. As we were saying our night-nights, he interjected: “Mommy, I need to use the potty.” It had been about six mi...

Kids Who Lie Well Have Another Skill, Too

(NEWSER) – Children shouldn't lie to their elders, right? Fair enough, but a new study says the best child liars possess superior verbal working memory skills, the BBC reports. Researchers at the University of Let friends in your social network kn...

Learning To Lie

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 teenage dissembling, Dr. Nancy Darling, then at Penn State University, recruited a special research ...

How To Deal With A Lying Child | Empowering Parents

When you catch your child in a lie, it’s natural to feel betrayed, hurt, angry and frustrated. But here’s the truth: lying is normal. It's wrong, but it's normal. In fact, we all do it to some degree. Consider how adults use lies in their daily li...

Teach Your Child Honesty In 10 Steps

All kids lie sometimes and usually, it shouldn’t be cause for alarm. However, when kids find that lying helps them stay out of trouble or helps them gain attention from their peers, it can become a bad habit. It’s important for parents to address ...

Don't Worry If Your Kids Lie — They Might Be Smarter Than You Think

We may not like it when our kids lie to us, but here's the truth: According to a new study, they may be exhibiting useful, important skills when they fib. University of Sheffield psychologists tested 135 children and have now revealed that the lia...

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Lying In Children

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Parenting - Behaviour | 0-18y

Why Children Lie

Anupama AnandAnupama Anand
Learning how to lie is part of a child's development – but so is telling the truth.