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150: What To Do When Your Child Lies with Amie Anger

150: What To Do When Your Child Lies with Amie Anger

Update: 2024-02-21
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What is your first thought when your child lies to you? Are you reactive? Or do you take a moment and think through what their lie is really telling you? 

I’m sure you’re not thinking to yourself, this lie is a gift, but what if that’s exactly what it is? Amie Anger joins me to share what to do when your child lies and strategies for figuring out the root cause of their lying. 

Amie is a child and family therapist and mom of 6. After two years of post-grad training at Yale Child Study Center, she’s been a therapist in private practice for 16 years. Last year she saw the mental health fallout of Covid for our children and families and she decided to take the advice and strategies she shares with the families that she works with and make it widely available to all families through her platform on Instagram.

Remember, your child is watching everything that you do and say. If you want your children to feel comfortable with being truthful, model that in your day to day life as well. Listen in to hear all of Amie’s tips and tricks and her strategies for supporting all of your children when you have multiple children in your household.

In this episode, we discuss: 

Navigating when children lie no matter what age.

Why they lie?

What we can do as parents to make it less likely they will lie.

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Connect with Amie:

Instagram

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Questions:

What is helpful for parents to remember when they discover their child has lied?

What are the things I might inadvertently do as a parent that make it more likely my child will lie, and what can I do to make it less likely they will lie?

Why do children lie, and how can I use this understanding in my response to this behavior?

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150: What To Do When Your Child Lies with Amie Anger

150: What To Do When Your Child Lies with Amie Anger

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