My son has Always been a big talker, will talk for hours and while it is bothersome his lying is even more so. (I raised him on my own, and I would not come close to calling him spoiled...) As the years have gone by he has started lying more and more.. I have called him out on his lies in front of others, but it does not seem to phase him. I have revoked certain privileges (i.e. TV, gameboy, WII, etc) but this does nothing to curb his need to lie. He lies about everything and really likes to brag himself and his dad up. The only thing I have come up with over the years is that he is doing this as a result of his father not being a constantly active part of his life.. I have tried to talk to him about his father and have not once dared to shatter his illusions of his father, but still nothing changes. Or maybe it has gotten worse because I have gotten remarried in the last two years but my son seems to love his step-dad... My step son is still adjusting to his parents divorce 3 years ago, and has seen a counselor for manipulation (he tends to try to use one parent against the other to get his way)... So I have no idea if my son is getting worse because of that as well... Advise of any sort is greatly appreciated.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.