Why Kids Lie & What Parents Can Do About It


By Beth Arky, Child Mind Institute


Call them fibs, whoppers, or straight-up untruths: However you label them, kids are likely to lie somewhere along the way. While a younger child may conjure up an elaborate tale about how she couldn’t possibly have kicked a younger sibling, older kids may flat-out lie about doing their homework.

Sometimes the onset of lying is sudden and intense…more

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