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Lies & lying: what to do when children lie

Why do children lie?

Children might lie to:

  • cover something up so they don’t get into trouble
  • see how you’ll respond
  • make a story more exciting
  • experiment – for example, by pretending something that happened in a story was real
  • get attention or make themselves sound better
  • get something they want – for example, ‘Mum lets me have lollies before dinner’
  • avoid hurting someone’s feelings – this sort of lie is often called a ‘white lie’.

https://raisingchildren.net.au/preschoolers/behaviour/common-concerns/lies

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