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Why Does My Child Lie?

Posted by Matthew Turton on Tue, Mar 05, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

 

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Topics: parenting, behaviour, lying

Lance’s Lie - Why we lie

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Mon, Mar 04, 2013 @ 09:02 AM

This month we are focusing on some of the root causes of why we lie. Today’s focus is another underlying cause of lying - the brain’s ability to make ‘yes and no’ type judgements. When this skill is overdeveloped, a person is driven to be right or appear right. That person often will make a snap decision or response and then need to back it up or repeat the lie.
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Topics: parenting, learning disabilities, behaviour, lying

Lying & Auditory Memory Dysfunctions

Posted by Matthew Turton on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 @ 08:58 AM

Have you ever felt like your child must not be paying attention because they seem to remember a completely different conversation? Have you ever had your child or spouse tell you that you said something you’re sure you never said? Does your child ‘make things up’ and seem convinced they’re right?
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Topics: parenting, behaviour, lying

When is a Lie not a Lie?

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Thu, Feb 14, 2013 @ 03:43 PM

Have you ever told a lie or half-truth and then experienced the energy and focus it takes to remember what you said, and in what context, and why? It takes incredible strain to maintain all those details. Have you been in a relationship with someone who seems to be able to dramatize a story more with each time it is repeated? Have you tried to rationalize with someone who does not seem to have both feet in reality? Those scenarios all exhaust me and yet pull at my conscience a bit as I have experienced the truth of them personally and relationally.

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Topics: parenting, expectations, behaviour, lying

I'm Perfect. Aren't You? - Why We Lie

Posted by Krystal Hundt on Tue, Feb 12, 2013 @ 08:42 AM

This month our focus is on four of the root causes behind why children lie. I was asked to do this first blog about the fact that children may lie when they are experiencing lack of success which often leads to low self-esteem. This is a painful subject for me. I can remember living out this scenario personally. For years I have tried to forget this part of my childhood. I can actually feel the anxiety and adrenaline surging through my brain and body at the thought of appearing less than perfect or flawed.

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Topics: parenting, teachers, behaviour, lying

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