Lying (2nd Edition)
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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

We agree the training was useful. One idea they really stressed was that it takes time and patience to understand why each child lies and that's the truth.
Monelle J.

I got some good information out of this course. My foster son lies and we really have stopped asking him questions. He is trusting us more and the lies are less - but I think he will lie for the rest of his life. Anyways - thanks for the course.
Linda B.

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This course explores four types of lying problems with children:

  • getting out of trouble

  • gaining attention

  • pathological

  • getting others in trouble

2 credit hours,
$10.00 per person