AHEART #22 | How To Get Kids To Tell The Truth

January 20, 2021, 7:01 am

Why Do Kids With ADHD Lie?

Why do kids with ADHD lie so often? If telling the truth is a struggle for your child, you may be wondering if there is something inherently wrong with your kid. Perhaps you’ve tried every discipline strategy in the book, but nothing’s working.

Don’t panic, Friend.  All will be well. 

In today’s episode, I talk all about how to get kids to tell the truth.  Specifically, I answer a mom’s question about why her kid is always lying!!

How To Get ADHD Kids To Tell The Truth

In today’s episode, I’m talking all about why kids with ADHD (or any executive functioning issue) struggle with telling the truth. And of course, I’m sharing some tips to help you help your child change the dishonesty habit.

Additionally, I share the mission behind, A Heart For All Students including why I desperately want you to join me.

The whole idea behind the mission is to change the life trajectory for our kids who dare to be different. I’m talking about the kids with:

  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • Sensory Issues
  • Oppositional traits
  • Anxiety
  • Learning Differences
  • Those who don’t fit the mold (diagnosis or not)
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Kids Who Lie, Lie For A Reason (ADHD or Not)

And often times, it’s these kids who struggle with lying.  As a default response, they lie to protect themselves. 

As those who are constantly being told they’re doing, saying, or being “wrong”, naturally they learn to protect themselves. For more on that, read Parenting Neurodiverse Kids To Thrive.

So how do we help kids who lie- whether they have ADHD or not? 

Parenting Kids With ADHD & Autism In Community

When I was in the thick of my son’s most horrific behaviors, I felt so alone. And now that I’m on the other side, I’ve come to realize so much.

Number one is that moms need safe a community to lift them up when they have to make decisions that the MIL or the neighbor don’t approve of.

In order for us to change the long-term outcomes for our outside-the-box children, we need like-minded community.

boy crouched in shame for lying

Traditional Parenting Paradigm Destroys

By the grace of God, I’ve learned so much about how and why the traditional parenting paradigm is destructive.

I want to share what I’ve learned with you and then I want you to share with me.

And then what will happen is that you share with your friend. Then that friend shares with another friend and eventually we create a tribe of moms that are brave enough to do things differently.

We can work with our children now and equip them with what they need to thrive. And then together, we can change the trajectory for millions of kids.

Relationship First Even When Our Kids Lie

God tells us to love others and He does that through relationship. And that’s how we need to parent our uniquely-wired kids.

Relationship first. Always.

How Do I Get My Kid To Stop Lying?

So why do our kids who have ADHD, Autism or other executive functioning issues lie so much?

Find out how to get your kid to stop lying, but more importantly, reach their heart. Be encouraged! Listen to episode 22 here!

Extra Support For Moms Raising Kids With ADHD

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Links And Resources From This Podcast

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  • [01:31] When I First Started
  • [03:00] Need For Community
  • [04:42] Change The Directory
  • [06:11] Relationships Change People
  • [07:00] ADHD Kids And The Truth
  • [08:50] Fight, Flight Or Freeze Response
  • [12:15] Fighting Back
  • [12:55] Child Meltdowns

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