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Lying & Manipulation

Young women struggling with emotional distress often resort to lying and manipulation to cover their tracks and get their needs met (whether these needs are healthy or unhealthy). Learn more about how to parent a teen who struggles with lying and manipulation.

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Why Do People Lie?

While it’s normal to test lying as a coping and management strategy, parental consequences can help drive home the point that normal doesn’t mean effective. A calm, non-reactive approach to constructing and implementing consequences for lying can help save your teen from a much tougher set of consequences at work or in other important relationships as an adult.

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