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When Children Begin To Lie

Beyond children’s understanding of how minds work, many other things go into whether they choose to lie, including their moral understanding, executive function, and features of the specific situation. And even after children begin to lie, they still have a lot left to learn about deception and social interaction. Even so, children’s initial, funny, sometimes troubling, and always-sloppy lies are signs that they have discovered something important about how other people’s minds work.

Being able to guess what someone else is thinking and know how to influence someone else’s beliefs are at the root of deception, but of effective communication and social interaction as well.


Currently studying Psychotherapy , Cognitive psychology, Hypnotherapy. Qualified NLP practitioner and CBT therapist. REIKI Master. I believe in truth, honesty and integrity! ≧◔◡◔≦

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