“My kids lie all the time, how can I best respond or encourage them to tell the truth?”

People lie all the time, so it’s not surprising that children lie too. Behavioral and observational research has consistently shown that children begin telling lies in their early preschool years and that the lies increase in sophistication and frequency throughout childhood. One study found that frequency of lying peaks in late childhood or early adolescence (at three to four lies per day) and then declines throughout adulthood to an average of one to two lies per day.

One of the theories put forward to explain this rise in lying is that teenagers try to form closer relationships with their friends and as a result tend to withdraw from their parents. As they try to gain autonomy in their lives, they may lie more about issues they believe are beyond their parents’ control and more within the realm of what they and their friends can handle.

https://www.independent.ie/life/family/parenting/my-children-tell-lies-all-the-time-whats-the-best-way-to-react-or-encourage-them-to-tell-the-truth-42332379.html “My kids lie all the time, how can I best respond or encourage them to tell the truth?”

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