Reply To: lying and venting

Penny Williams

When kids with ADHD lie, it’s not a character flaw or moral shortcoming. It’s part of how their brains work differently. It’s often due to overwhelming impulsivity, to avoid a painful situation, or to express how something FELT to them.

Here’s more on ADHD and lying:

The Truth About Your Child’s Lying

What to Do if Your Child is a Chronic Fibber

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