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March 6, 2006

Children and Lying

Adults are known to tell a white lie every once in a while. But what about children? Marti Erickson, director of the Harris Programs at the University of Minnesota, says it’s perfectly normal for children at the preschool age to tell lies as they are just developing the ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality. It does become reason for concern as kids reach school age.

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