MOMMY MOMENT WHY KIDS LIE PART 3- THIS TIME WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SCHOOL AGE KIDS THAT ARE 5 -10 YEARS OLD. THESE LIES GET SO COMPLEX SOME LIE SO THEY WON'T HURT SOMEONE'S FEELINGS, SOME LIE TO COVER UP, SOME LIE BECAUSE IT IS A PART OF THEIR FANTASY WORLD....I FEEL THEY ARE BREED TO BE LITTLE LIARS LOL BUT I'M NOT AN EXPERT READ WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY:
Preschoolers' tall tales can be pure play, or sometimes wishful thinking (Lucy's pretend sisters never had to eat mushrooms the way Lucy does, her mom notes). And it's not unusual for young kids to insist, as Lucy did, that their fantasy world is real. "It's not really a lie," says Dr. Berger. "What your child indicates when he says 'He's real' is the tremendous colorfulness, prominence, and importance of his imaginary friends."
If a particular tall tale troubles you, it's important to keep things in perspective. "If a child seems happy and has realistic relationships with the important people in his life, I would not be worried about his fantasizing. That's what children did before there was TV," Dr. Berger says. Remember that what seems outlandish to adults may simply be a child's way of processing new ideas. After Lucy learned that her grandfather had died before she was born, several of her "sisters" suddenly died, too. "She would talk about it in a very matter-of-fact way," Sterba says. "Our friends started to joke that there must be an epidemic.
5-8 YEAR OLD LIE TO NOT GET TROUBLE OR DISAPPOINT YOU
5-to 8-year-olds also still occasionally resort to the not-so-white lie. Kids this age do so for all sorts of understandable, even forgivable, reasons—for example, they're afraid of how disappointed you'll be or the punishment they'll get, even because they're pressed beyond their capabilities. (If, say, a kid's having trouble with math, he might insist he has no math homework.) Before you send your child to his room or take away his TV privileges for the day, try to find out what drove him to lie, and take his reasons into consideration.