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How to Handle Constant Lying in teens

Telling the truthConstant lying is not considered a mental health issue in and of itself, however, it can be a symptom of a mental health disorder. Borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, and factitious disorders, where an individual will lie about physical symptoms and feigns illness, are a few disorders which constant liars may have. If your teen is constantly lying to you, Falcon Ridge Ranch can help her through this issue and restore truthful communication. Call 866-452-8775 to learn more.

Mental illnesses are real, and it is known that individuals suffering from them experience disturbing thoughts and emotions serious enough to impede daily life. Their ability to function on a normal basis may be hindered, which can effect their relationships and their ability to hold a job. These frustrations can often lead to self-destructive behaviors, and even suicide. Bipolar disorder, major depression, and schizophrenia are serious mental illnesses which can cause serious disabilities. If you have any concerns that your daughter may be suffering from a mental health disorder, call now for immediate help. 

teens and how to handle their constant lying

Continual lying is habitual, and is likely to continue being an issue well into adulthood if treatment is not obtained. We have all told little white lies and have justified them for a number of reasons; to avoid hurting someone's feelings, to get out of a responsibility, or to pump up a resume, but continual lying is another matter. Teens may lie to manipulate others, to hide personal failures, to improve self-esteem, or to be accepted by peer groups.

A pathological liar believes they are actually telling the truth, while a compulsive liar knows they are not telling the truth, but will never admit it, even when presented with the truth. Continual lying, also called mythomania, is difficult to handle as practiced liars are very convincing. A few signs that can detect a lie are:


Lack of eye contact

Fidgeting or stammering

Changes subjects quickly

Throws blame on others

Lack of direct answers (going around a subject)

Body language does not match the verbal statements

Falcon Ridge Ranch can provide parental support through this confusing and frustrating time, as well as guiding your lying teen onto the  path of good communication skills and truth. Call 866-452-8775 now to learn more.


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