In This Chapter
• Motivations for lying
• White lies versus dangerous deceptions
• Signs your kid is being bullied
Kids and lying go together like peanut butter and jelly. It’s part of being a kid. But it’s important to understand and be able to detect the difference between small harmless fibs and big consequential deceptions. Kids are capable of both and everything in between—just like adults—for a variety of different reasons.
In this chapter, you learn why kids lie; the motives behind their lies; and how to spot lies. We discuss when to take a lie seriously and when not to overreact, how peer pressure affects our kids, and how your parenting style may contribute to your kid’s lying.
Why Do Kids Lie?
Kids lie for ...