Most children lie at some point. Of course any parent is likely to feel angry and concerned when a child lies.

Unfortunately, when our responses come from this place of anger and concern, we usually respond in a way that doesn’t address the issue effectively.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Why our usual attempts at reducing lying tend to backfire
  • 3 reasons children lie (it’s not just to avoid punishment)  
  • How to respond to lies when they happen
  • What you can do to reduce the likelihood of the behavior in the future 

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A Long Game Strategy for When Your Child Lies