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Why do Children Lie?

Be open to seeking help. I know of a few parents who have put together a network of sensitive specialists who could answer questions on specific questions. Therefore the child gets authentic answers for his questions. These could teachers, psychologists, doctors, lawyers and even friendly police officers.

Information is the armour to protect the child from fears that might arise in their heads. It is also the most potent weapon against things that can assault the child’s mind. Nurture the child’s mind.  Make it curious. Make it fearless.

A fearless mind. The best gift you can ever give a child.


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Sridhar Ramanathan is the Founder of IDEASRS, where he is also a Strategic Innovation Coach. Sridhar’s mission in life is “to help those who want to do things better and differently”. His work involves conducting creative problem solving workshops for clients, and buidling competencies in creativity and innovation. He also blogs at www.ideasrs.com.

3 thoughts on “Why do Children Lie?

  1. Rima Desai

    Great article Sridhar. So true that fear is the greatest driving force when lying is concerned. Some or rather many Indian parents believe that fear motivation is a great way to get things done from children.

    However, know that with fear children may do what you want them to do but neither will they do it with respect, nor will they like the activity or you. Nobody likes fear and NOBODY ever gains anything with fear. Fear only HARMS, and sometimes for lifetime, creates a low self-esteem and low self-confidence and often times makes a child pre-disposed for depression.


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