The topic of this article will either offer you a great sense of relief or a surprising smack in the face of stunned surprise. However, if you are still feeling that stinging sensation on your cheek, it may be because your teen is very good at lying to you. These attributes are not mutually exclusive. Conversely, being a teenager and lying often go hand-in-hand. Teaching your kid the virtue of honesty is a wonderful thing to pass on. However, like most other learned skills, teens will struggle with practicing how and when to tell a lie.
Why Do Teenagers Lie? How To Deal With A Lying Teenager
What Parents Should Do When Their Teenager Lies to Them
In fact, research by Nancy Darling, an expert on teens and lying, shows that close to 96 percent of adolescents lie to their parents. In another study, 82 percent of high school and college students admitted to lying to their parents in the previous year. Either way, teen lying is more common than many adults might think. Thus, they may respond with anger and punishment.
Most teens lie to their parent at some point about something. However, studies have shown that parents generally have a hard time telling when their teens are lying. To deal with a lying teenager, start by letting them know when you've caught them in a lie.
I have an 18year old daughter who lies a lot and does not want me to ask her anything. I am always catching her in a lie and she does not listen to what other have to say, all the time. She just lies to go along with you, sometime just to get you out of her face and leave her alone. I am a 59 year old mother and I am at my end about this girl.