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Why do children lie -- the psyche of lying

Swapna Nair
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Why do children lie the psyche of lying

Children lie. Whether it’s a regular habit, or a rare occurrence– it does happen. And most of us as parents react with anger and dole out punishments – in the hope that our child will not repeat this behaviour. However, this reaction might possibly cause the opposite effect! So how to cope with your child if they lie? One helpful way is to first understand what it is that causes children to resort to lies. Our Proparent blogger Swapna Nair helps us understand why children lie, and how we can cope in a positive manner. • Understanding why children lie – in younger children, it is important for us as parents to differentiate between a lie and something that our child has imagined as make-believe. • Between the age of 10 years and their teen years, the reasons for a child lying change. They could be lying to avoid hurting someone, due to peer pressure, or more - read on to find out… • How can we cope and help our children overcome the need or habit of lying – as always, the key lies with us. As parents, we must create an open, honest relationship with our child, we must learn how to respond calmly instead of reacting loudly, remember to differentiate betweenpunishing the behaviour and not condemning our child, and be positive role models. • Read ahead to find out more about lying and the importance of forming an honest relationship with your child…


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Karpagam Bharath

| Sep 18, 2017

Remember to tell your child that a good person is not one who does nothing wrong, but someone who OWNS up to it-well said.

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Karpagam Bharath

| Sep 18, 2017

Remember to tell your child that a good person is not one who does nothing wrong, but someone who OWNS up to it-well said.

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Karpagam Bharath

| Sep 18, 2017

Remember to tell your child that a good person is not one who does nothing wrong, but someone who OWNS up to it-well said.

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Karpagam Bharath

| Sep 18, 2017

Remember to tell your child that a good person is not one who does nothing wrong, but someone who OWNS up to it-well said.

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Anushri Dewoolkar

| Sep 18, 2017

very informative

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Anushri Dewoolkar

| Sep 18, 2017

very informative

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Barinder Kaur

| Sep 14, 2017

Very informative

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Barinder Kaur

| Sep 14, 2017

Very informative

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Nivedita Chakraborty

| Aug 23, 2017

It is indeed helpful.

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Swagatika Mishra

| Aug 20, 2017

It is really very helpful.

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Sujitha Vinod

| Aug 18, 2017

It's very informative. I'll try to follow it

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Madhulika Raturi

| Aug 17, 2017

informative swapna... I wld surely like to apply it wid ma child....

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Deepika Vinoth

| Aug 17, 2017

Are you concerned about your child lying? This article discusses the reasons why your child might lie and ways to help her overcome it. https://www.parentcircle.com/article/why-children-lie-an-age-by-age-analysis/

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Savitri Jadeja

| Aug 17, 2017

it's really great information I like it

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Jeevan

| Aug 17, 2017

good share.. most of the time we fail due to sympathy, when we give punishment. after few hrs or a day we feel sympathy towards them!! smarts kids would show souch innocence in their face too.. u can have those nice moments. we should make them understand the mistake. the good things when the mistake is not done and bad things when it is done.

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Priyanka

| Aug 17, 2017

very useful thanks

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lavanya saravanan

| Aug 17, 2017

Very useful one... Thanks for making it clear...

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Namita Paras Katariya

| Aug 17, 2017

very nice article helped me in my parenting

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Swapna Nair

| Aug 16, 2017

Thanks all

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Chandni

| Aug 16, 2017

really. satisfactory blog it was.. I do try keeping sch things in my mind.. for eg, as my kid just got over with his bad cold. he was den asking me for a glass of cold water. instead of saying a complete no no I asked him to take mix.. yes I know if I would have said a straight no to his question he would have unheard my words n would have a glass of cold water.

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Nilima Karansing Valvi

| Aug 16, 2017

Very nice article as my daughter is in this age group ...useful for me...

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Chandana

| Aug 16, 2017

very good article

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Prema Taranga

| Aug 16, 2017

very nice article... and right in time. so very helpful for me.... thanks a lot

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Rajesh Kumar

| Aug 16, 2017

Very impressive article

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