Strategies to Help Your ADHD Child Fib Less

Understand why kids with ADHD are more prone to tell lies — and learn what you can do to help guide your ADHDer to honesty.

Lying, an ADHD Symptom?

The impulse to tell fibs does not make your youngster a bad person, nor is it evidence of a character flaw. It’s just a byproduct of ADHD — almost a symptom. And like other symptoms of the disorder, it can often be helped by medication. But even with drug therapy, your child may need extra coaching to understand the importance of truth telling. 
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