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Pediatric Therapy Corner: ADHD and Lying: What You Need to Know

Editor’s Note:  Thank you, Sincerely, School Psychologist for sharing this article

[Source:  Understood via Sincerely, School Psychologist]

Most kids lie or avoid telling the truth on occasion. But if your child has ADHD, you might find yourself often asking him, “Why are you lying again?” If that’s the case, you’re not alone.

Not all kids with ADHD tell frequent lies. In fact, some are impulsively honest, which can create its own problems. But for those who do lie, it can quickly become a habit.

When kids with ADHD consistently lie, it’s usually not about big things like stealing or cheating. (Although they may occasionally do that too, just like other kids.) Instead, they may lie about everyday things like chores and work.

This type of lying isn’t about defiance. It’s about having trouble coping with challenges. Here’s what you need to know about ADHD and frequent lying.

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