When Good Kids Lie (When Good Kids Do Bad Things)

| April 19, 2013

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When Good Kids Lie (When Good Kids Do Bad Things)

Teens lie, a fact that can easily escape a good parent living with a good kid. Think for a minute about yourself as a teenager. You lied, often by omission, or with a carefully woven half- truth. You also probably told more than one or two whoppers.

Think of yourself today. White lies are often considered not just acceptable, but necessary to avoid hurting others. When kids lie they are doing what almost everyone else does, but when it comes to important relationships, Katherine Gordy Levine says that lying, even the white lies, are destructive.

Most likely you’re considering buying this ebook because you have either caught your child in a whopper, or have the uncomfortable feeling you are foolish to be so trusting. You are wise to worry. Accepting lying as something teens do, just as acne is something teens suffer from, will not get your child ahead in the real world. Honesty is the basis of satisfying relationships and an important part of getting along in a job. So read on – this ebook lays out a plan for dealing effectively with a teenager who lies.

Katherine Gordy Levine is not only a licensed therapist, former professor, and director of mental health crisis teams, she and her husband have cared for over three hundred foster children, mostly teens and each in trouble with the law. Her suggestions are both clinically sound, but also based on practice experience. She knows what works and what does not work. Moreover, she is on the side of all parents.

A prolific writer, Katherine’s ‘When Good Kids Do Bad Things’ series offers digestible survival guides for parents on various topics.

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