Children Behavior Lying

When you have children one of the things you must look out for is when your child starts lying.  One way to tell if the child is lying, is by watching for the body language.  There are many different ways that the child shows you that they are lying, without actually telling you that they are. You may find that there are some sure body signs that will alert you to the fact that your child has told you a lie.

One way that you can tell that they are lying is by listening to the way that they stutter, some children have been known to have a slight stutter to their speech when they are lying. For many this happens even when they are telling what they would consider as harmless lies. Others may not notice this as you should as their parent, but when you notice this happening you should quickly address the problem by telling them that you know that their story has some inconsistencies.

Another very noticeable body language indicator is what I call twitching, this is where you child will have an inability to stand still or to make direct eye contact with you. This may happen with most children as it is normal for younger children to start the shuffling and twitching when they have done something wrong. In some cases, they are moving so much it almost looks like the little dance kids do when they have to go to the bathroom. Watch for excessive activity of your child when you are trying to see if they are lying.

Extreme quietness and depression is the third behavior for the lying child. Some children experience strong guilt at lying, they are embarrassed and afraid of what others will think about them if they are found out. It bothers them so bad that they are depressed until they clear the air. These children are a little easier to figure out because sooner or later they come to you. However, you will need to watch for these children because extreme depression can cause them to do dangerous things. Try asking them in a non-threatening way if there is anything they may want to tell you.

The last thing is not a behavior, it is an activity, that you can do to learn if your child is lying. I call it interrogation. I quickly fire off quick questions re-phrasing each so that it is a variation of the original question. Eventually they will slip up and tell me the truth. However they are none to happy about me getting the answer that way because they say it feels like they are in court. In some, cases this is necessary because the situation that they are lying about can be dangerous and the child could get hurt so finding out what is going on needs to be the parents first priority. Good luck finding out if your child is lying.