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Casey Anthony and Lying: Is It Nature or Nurture?

I have been following the Casey Anthony trial currently going on in Florida. As everyone probably knows by now, Casey Anthony is the young mother charged with the death of her two-year-old daughter, Caylee.  In 2008 Caylee was reported missing by Casey's mother. When speaking with the police, Casey revealed that her daughter had been... Read more »

Kids and Lying: How Do You Know Who’s Telling the Truth?

All children lie. There is a lying continuum and I think that some lying is a normal part of childhood. My 13-year-old son lies a tad more than your average child, but I believe he is still within that typical range. "Did you brush your teeth?" "Yes" "OK, should I check your toothbrush?" "Well, I... Read more »

Have You Caught Your Child Lying?

I guess this comes up because, if you're watching "Nancy Grace," or even just the news and have heard about the Casey Anthony story, you have a front-row seat to a family where parents have been listening to a child lie for, well, apparently quite some time. But it shouldn't take some ... Read more »

Why Kids Lie (Are They Learning it from Us?)

Last night my 5 year old son looked me straight in the eye and said, “I didn’t do it.” What he didn’t do was tear up a newspaper and throw the pieces all over the kitchen floor while I was on the phone. “Well, then who did?” I asked, using my best, calm-mom voice. I got... Read more »