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