POF20: Why Kids Lie  


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Whether we like it or not, it’s COMPLETELY NORMAL for kids to lie, starting around age 2 all the way up to age 12 and the lies can escalate as they get older.

Many parents get really worried and angry when they are faced with their kids telling them lies. In this episode I breakdown the stages of lying, different types of lies kids tell and how to stop them!

About Robbin McManne

Robbin is a Certified Parent Coach, author and speaker. She works with parents from all over the world to help them build more connection and find more joy and cooperation in their parenting.

Robbin is a former ‘Angry Mom’ and for over 12 years, Robbin juggled a full-time corporate career while being a mom and wife, prior to becoming a Parenting Coach. In her corporate career, Robbin has a background in marketing and public relations, training, and event planning. She understands firsthand how many moms struggle to balance work and family.

It’s because of her struggles as a parent that she found the world of peaceful parenting and has dedicated her life to teaching parents how to build a strong family, so their kids thrive.

Robbin’s work focuses on building and strengthening the parent-child relationship so that children grow up with resilience, confidence and strong emotional intelligence. She works with parents to help them understand their own emotions and frustrations in parenting, so they can help build their children’s sense of self without losing themselves in the process!

In October of 2018, Robbin released her first book, “The Yelling Cure – How to stress less and get your kids to cooperate without threats & punishments.” Her book is being read by parents all over the world 1000,000 copies sold to date. www.yellingcurebook.com

Robbin divides her time working with her clients, speaking at events and spending time with her two boys and husband. You can usually find her at a hockey rink or sports field cheering on her boys. Most importantly, Robbin has changed the way she parents and connects with her sons and is dedicated to helping parents find the same joy, connection and cooperation in their families.






From the Podcast:


In a study done by researchers Victoria Talwar and Kang Lee from McGill University describe three stages of lying:

Stage 1. Children begin to lie around age two or three. These first lies often focus on just denying misbehavior. They may involve wishful thinking more than deliberate efforts to deceive. From the perspective of young children, if they say they didn’t do it, then their parents won’t be mad, and it will somehow magically erase their misbehavior!

Stage 2. Around age four, children begin to be able to imagine how someone else might think. Their lies become more believable because they take into account what the listener does or doesn’t know. They know the difference between truth and lying, and that lying is bad, but they also want to please adults, so they lie to cover up misbehavior.

Stage 3. Around age seven or eight, children not only are capable of deliberately deceiving someone, but they also can manage to stick to a false story and to look and sound sincere while doing so. Kids this age tend to lie because they don’t want to get in trouble and because they don’t want to think of themselves as “bad.”

Don’t forget to watch your own lying in front of your children! Lying is a learned behaviour so the TRUTH IS, having honest kids starts with you! 😉

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