25 min

Why kids lie and what to do about it Good Inside with Dr. Becky

    • Parenting

When your child says something like "I just saw a komodo dragon in my room!" or "I drove the bus home from school today!", your first impulse might be to say, "Sweetie, that's not true." But here's the thing: There's always a truth in every lie. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about a new approach to lying - one that involves responding with curiosity so you can find out what's really going on with your child. She explores how to unpack a child's imaginative stories and respond in ways that build connection... without encouraging dishonesty. From engaging in play to modeling recovery from a lie, you'll learn multiple different strategies for getting to the kernel of truth your child is trying to communicate.

A preview of the good inside this episode:
(3:05-4:09) Lying vs imagination
(10:03-11:29) How to respond to a kid's story
(15:54-17:40) Connecting with the themes your kid is exploring
(22:36-24:23) Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

When your child says something like "I just saw a komodo dragon in my room!" or "I drove the bus home from school today!", your first impulse might be to say, "Sweetie, that's not true." But here's the thing: There's always a truth in every lie. In this week's episode, Dr. Becky talks to three parents about a new approach to lying - one that involves responding with curiosity so you can find out what's really going on with your child. She explores how to unpack a child's imaginative stories and respond in ways that build connection... without encouraging dishonesty. From engaging in play to modeling recovery from a lie, you'll learn multiple different strategies for getting to the kernel of truth your child is trying to communicate.

A preview of the good inside this episode:
(3:05-4:09) Lying vs imagination
(10:03-11:29) How to respond to a kid's story
(15:54-17:40) Connecting with the themes your kid is exploring
(22:36-24:23) Tying it all together

Follow Dr. Becky on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drbeckyatgoodinside/
Subscribe for weekly strategies and scripts:https://goodinside.com/newsletter/
Learn more with Dr. Becky’s workshops: https://learning.goodinside.com/

This episode is brought to you by Frida (https://frida.com/). Get 20% off your first order with code “drbecky”

25 min