May 22, 2019

Part 3: Tips for Fostering Honesty

I started this blog in response to a parent saying to me, “My child is lying, and I don’t know what to do.”  By discussing the developmental appropriateness of lying (see part 1), the parents were able to understand their child’s lies...

May 15, 2019

Part 2: Six Types of Lies & What to Do

So, you’ve caught your child lying. Maybe it was about homework, or maybe it was about who spilled the juice. Regardless, it can be a worrisome revelation. In last week’s blog, the developmental stages of lying were discussed to he...

May 8, 2019

It was with wide eyes and discernible worry that a client’s mom told me of her child’s newest behavior: lying.

Parents are often concerned when their child lies, asking, “Is this normal?” With the development of a child’s brain comes the ability to lie. Thus, children c...

November 29, 2018

“Be a man.”

“Suck it up.”

“Boys don’t cry.”

“Wimp.”

“You throw like a girl.”

From a young age, comments like these affect the way that boys see themselves. Often, parents worry about the self-esteem of their girls, but it’s crucial to remember that boys are criticized as we...

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