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When children tell lies over the truth

From the “little white lies” to “half-truths”, many people lie at some time in their lives. Children are no exception. So, what does it mean when a child tells a lie? Do kids lie on purpose, or do they just not know any better? At what age can children learn the concept and value of honesty? And, what should parents do when they catch their child telling a tall tale?


Marti joined Adrienne Broaddus on KARE 11 News at 11 to offer these five tips for parents:

1) Model honesty

2) Teach honesty as a virtue

3) Teach children the concept of trust

4) Make honesty worthwhile for the child

5) Confront lies consistently


To view the video of this KARE 11 News at 11 segment, play the video box above.

To read Marti’s tip sheet for when children tell lies, click here.

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