“Conventional wisdom long held that young children were not capable of lying. More recent research, however, has found that most children learn to lie effectively between the ages of 2 and 4.
Like everything else, children learn to lie from the people around them. One research study found that adults admit to lying an average of 13 times a week!
Children lie for many of the same reasons adults do: to avoid punishment, to gain an advantage, to protect against an unwanted consequence, and even to boost self-esteem."
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas...
THIS ONE IS REALLY EMPOWERING!
Go through a list of your own behaviors… Change all your “I can’ts” to “I won’ts” or even better “I don’t want tos”!
This might include eating patterns, sleeping patterns, the ways you interact with teachers, friends, family, significant others – an easy way to do this is to walk yourself through the day as if you had an assistant writing down everything you do.
For instance: The behavior: I woke up late.
The story: “Poor me I just couldn’t seem to wake up on time…”
Now change this to :
“I really did not feel like getting up!”
Have fun with this one as you go through the day.
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