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A 24-year-old male asked:

My 8 year old daughter has a lying problem she lies about big/small things this has caused lots of problems how can i correct this what's going on?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 32 years experience
Child psychologist: I recommend have her see a child psychologist. He/she might be able to get to the cause of this, and help you develop strategies to manage the behavior.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Lying: Try to understand why your child is lying without being confrontational or judgmental .Explain what the consequence of lying might be. Above all set a good example and be praiseworthy when your daughter tells the truth
Dr. Glynis Ablon
Dermatology 30 years experience
Remember to make consequences that you will follow through with, if you don't your child will find that lying has no real consequences and will likely continue
Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Have a psychiatrist: evaluate your daughter and see if she has an underlying psychiatric disorder.

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Last updated Jul 25, 2014

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