Seven Stars was founded by Dr. Gordon L. Day, a psychologist and leading expert in assessment and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders. Seven Stars’ outcome-driven, innovative Aspergers and autism program design offer two phases. Stabilization is a seven to 14-day acute care stabilization experience for those students who are in crisis and need psychiatric, emotional or behavioural stabilization.
Dishonesty and ADHD can be a common pair. Sometimes, teens with ADHD may be truly unsure of what the truth is and what’s not. Lying can be connected to executive functioning issues. Lying can serve as a coping mechanism for kids with ADHD. For example, you ask your child if they cleaned their room and they lie and say “yes”. Simple tasks can be complex or overwhelming for children with ADHD. So, rather than asking for guidance, they will lie and say they completed the task. This can often feel like the easiest solution to their challenges. The role of executive functioning issues is quite significant in these situations. Kids may struggle with the following:
It is important that you don’t dismiss your child as defiant and inherently dishonest, when that simply may not be the case. This type of lying isn’t about defiance. It’s about having trouble coping with challenges.
Your job as a parent is not to burden your child with blame. This can create a constant power struggle and let on many more problems. There are some measures you can enforce at home to help get your child on a track being open and honest.
Here are some constructive ways to help your child stop lying.
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