The Truth About Your Child's Lies
A lie is a lie is a lie, right? Maybe not, if your child has â€ªâ€ŽADHDâ€¬. Often, those lies are used to avoid getting blamed, to hide their own insecurities, or simply to get some attention. Learn why promoting honesty â€” without punishing every lie â€” is the best way to react when your child tells you the teacher didn't assign any homework (for the fifth day in a row!)
All children lie occasionally. But because of impulsivity and low self-esteem â€” and their tendency to make mistakes that they think need covering up â€” kids with ADHD are especially prone to stretching the truth. How should parents react when they catch their child in a lie? Use these strategies to help your child recognize the importance of telling the truth.