Lying

You've caught your kid in a lie, so now what? Here's how to tell if your kid is lying, how to handle difficult situations, and ways to get to the underlying problem.

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Science Says Kids With the Skills to Succeed Are Also Better Liars
Good news if your kid's pants are on a fire—a new study says they probably have the life skills they'll need to be successful.
Yikes! Parents Are REALLY Bad at Knowing When Their Kids Are Lying
Researchers say there's a psychological reason why parents are so bad at detecting their kids' lies.
Lying Is a Sign of Healthy Development in Kids (Yes, Really!)
Lying is nothing unusual for small children, and a new study says it's actually an important developmental milestone.
Age-by-Age Guide to Lying
Yes, kids lie. (But so do adults.) The good news: If parents take a strong lead on a no-lying policy, most children will learn to walk the straight and narrow.
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The Truth About Lying
All kids tell whoppers sometimes. The way you handle it can determine whether the fibs fade or become a big, fat problem.
Age-by-Age Guide to Lying: How to Teach Kids About Honesty
All children lie, but it's important to teach them the value of honesty. Here's how to encourage your kid to tell the truth, whether they're in preschool or elementary school.