The Truth About Your Child's Lying

Children with attention deficit may tell lies as a result of their ADHD symptoms rather than being dishonest. Learn when to punish your child's lying, and when to deal with its causes.

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How to Be a Lie Detector

Is a statement consistent? An honest statement is typically clear and consistent. A lie often sounds sketchy and includes contradictory information.

Does a story sound rehearsed? A truthful statement is spontaneous. A lie might sound stiff, like a prepared speech.

What do facial expressions tell you? An honest person looks natural and relaxed. A person telling a lie might have a strained facial expression.

What does the body language say? An honest person looks comfortable and is directly engaged in the conversation. A dishonest person may appear distant, look down at the floor, or avoid eye contact.

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