The Real Reasons Kids with ADHD Lie—and Ways to Help Them Stop
Actively preempt it
Avoid creating situations where lying is an option. If he’s supposed to finish his homeworkbefore watching TV, don’t ask if he did it. Go check. And if he didn’t, tell him to turn off the TV and finish his work.
Remove the shame
Don’t excuse the lie, but show your child you understand how she came to do it. You might say, “It sounds like you were struggling. Let’s figure out how you got to this place to begin with. Then let’s figure out how to get you back on track.”