Advanced Parenting Workshop on Lying
Workshop participants learn about the types of lying and why children lie. Then they look at the case of a 16-year-old boy who lies constantly, and at his foster parents' reaction. With the help of Dr. Richard Delaney and his teaching assistants, participants work together to develop an action plan for the parents, with concrete steps for coping with and curbing the boy's chronic lying.

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • understand the four types of lying
  • recognize behavior clues for identifying types of lying
  • understand six common reasons for lying
  • learn how to emotionally support a child who lies
  • develop and implement an action plan for coping with lying
I enjoyed this course and want to thank you for providing this service to foster parents. The material provided good reminders about getting past the behavior itself down to the cause and need that's being fed. Then, I can use more effective, strategic interventions.
Valerie F.

Thank you so much!!! This workshop was very helpful in developing understanding and therapeutic responses to this complex problem which so many foster children demonstrate! I will definitely recommend it to other foster parents!
Mary L.

This Advanced Parenting Workshop on Lying helps parents understand:

  • the types of lying

  • motivations for lying

  • how to develop and implement an action plan for encouraging truthfulness

(6 credit hours, $30.00 per person)

Requires discussion board participation