Lying. Children lie from fear and stress. For a child from trauma, lying is a way of survival. In many instances with traumatized children, lying has become a way of life – the “normal” way of life. For them, lying is survival – to keep from dying!
In this 9-minute video, Bryan Post gives a formula to help children stop lying.
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Don’t you just love his formula?
Ignore the lie, not the child.
He really knows how to get to the heart of the child.
1. Don’t react!
2. Ignore the lie.
3. Reassure the child to promote safety.
4. Allow time to defuse the situation.
5. Touch your child’s heart with relationship.
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