Rick Delaney, Ph.D. examines underlying motivations children may have for not telling the truth: to get out of trouble, to boost self-esteem or get attention, and to get others in trouble. He also examines pathological lying and "good" and "bad" tattling. Dr. Delaney gives parents strategies for teaching children in their care to learn to tell the truth and develop emotional honesty.
At the end of this course, you will be able to:
identify four underlying reasons that can cause children to lie
list strategies for helping children learn to tell the truth
outline positive strategies to help reduce the frequency of pathological lying
distinguish between "good" and "bad" tattling
state how to focus on the emotional and psychological needs that cause a child to lie
understand how to help a child develop emotional honesty
(2 credit hours, $10.00 per person).
This course explores four types of lying problems with children:
getting out of trouble
getting others in trouble
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We agree the training was useful. One idea they really stressed was that it takes time and patience to understand why each child lies and that's the truth.