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My Child Is Lying. What Do I Do?

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Carol Tuttle

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Children have 4 main motivations to not tell the truth.

Kids of all ages (and all 4 Energy Types) might say things that aren't true. If you call your child a liar, they're only more likely to lie. So what do you do?

In this episode, Carol and Anne share the four main motivations that children have to bend, stretch, or invent the truth. This episode will help you understand your child and give you the words you need to talk about truth.

This week’s Parenting Practice

If your child has not been telling the truth, consider how you have been referring to this experience. Rather than reacting with dismay or punishment, approach them with curiosity about their real motive. What's going on? Get to the bottom of that first. Then help them get what they need, true to Type, so that they feel safe and empowered to tell the truth. 

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