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By Lisa Medoff
Frustrated by a young child who just can't keep her story straight? Don’t be! Lying is normal and extremely common in preschool-age children. There are many reasons children lie, and some will surprise you. Read on for tips on how to deal with a young kid who lies, and learn some bits of truly fascinating child psychology too!
Eliminate Causes of Lying
Focus on the Positive
Use Punishment Wisely
Talk About the Value of Truth
Find Books About Lying
Allow Some Leeway
Practice What You Preach
Lying is yet another issue that makes parenting as complex as it is. Be patient while your young child goes through this common phase, and do your best to work with her to correct it.
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