Blog: Therapist Tips for Effective Parenting

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Why Kids Lie & How to Respond Effectively

Kids may lie so that adults don’t get mad at them. Or so that they don’t get in trouble. Or so that others don’t think ill of them. They don’t want to be punished, rejected, or embarrassed by telling the truth. What to do and don’t do.

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See You Later, Alligator: What To Do When a Child Is in His “Reptilian Brain?”

Our brains have 3 parts: human, mammalian, and reptilian (AKA, “lizard brain”). To put it very simplistically, the human, or analytical part, is in charge of reasoning; the mammalian is for emotions; and the lizard, the most primitive part, is…

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