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How to Handle Little Liars


September 13, 2012 by Arwen McGilvra

Recommended Reading: How to Handle Little Liars by Sue Shellenbarger

When Cindy Ballagh’s 10-year-old son Kaden lost his portable videogame recently, she asked him where he last put it. His answer: on his dresser.

After they spent several minutes searching on, under and all around the dresser, she happened to spot the game—buried in his bed. He had been playing with it there the night before and broke a rule by falling asleep with it, says Ms. Ballagh, of Clarksville, Tenn. Frustrated, she told Kaden he would get in less trouble if he would “just be honest and tell the truth.”

It’s a tense moment—one almost all parents experience: You look in your child’s eyes and realize: “He’s lying.” Read the Whole Article




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