Re: 12 year old daughter has a lying problem
Hi This is definetely an attention thing. I remember as a kid I had a friend exactely like that, she was always trying to impress and be better and bigger than me. If I had done something, then she would of done it first, and it would of been better. Or if something bad had happened to me, then she had already gone through it, and it would of been much much worse.
I am assuming she is a teenager, I would take her aside one day, and ask her about it, ask her why she does it.
If this isn't addressed, it could go into adulthood, and turn into a bad habit, that she can't break.
The problem is, to be a good lyer you have to have a great memory, and you could point out to her that she could come unstuck, and make herself look silly.
There not exactely white lies, these are quite big lies.
Good luck with her