Hi my 8 year old son was diagnosed with aspergers last year I'm a little confused as he often makes little lies up or exaggerates the truth I've always read that children with aspergers don't lie. Could he have been wrongly diagnosed? Xx
I have aspergers, and still young enough to remember my childhood. I lied a lot. Like, a LOT. about everything. The thing is though, I rarely was caught. Only when it stepped slightly too far beyond plausible, something i strove against.
People are weird and interesting and complex. Some asperger's kids have a joy of assembling molecular structures. Others prefer assembling people.
Truth is a flexible thing. Hard to grab, even harder to hold on to.
..Or you know, he could just be at an age where he figured out HOW to lie effectively, and it may just be a phase and indeed, probably is. But thats not nearly as interesting as my story, is it?
Anyway. Hope I answered something. I tend to sway off topic pretty easily. I'll leave you with a fun logic puzzle to try with him:
"I was diagnosed as a pathological liar."
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