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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Reading Body Language by Susan Constantine

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Chapter

11

Why Kids Lie

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 ...

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