Reply To: Lying and Stealing

Penny Williams

It would be very helpful for parents to stop thinking of this as “lying,” as that assumes a conscious decision to deceive, and also a moral or character flaw. Think of it as teaching lagging skills to a child with a developmental disability. Changing your thinking and perspective will help you address the issue more effectively. It’s not easy, but it really is crucial.

ADDitude Community Moderator, Author & Mentor on Parenting ADHD, Mom to teen w/ ADHD, LDs, and autism