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    Tryingtostaysane2012 posted:
    Hello everyone. I'm new to the site and am looking for some information. We have a 17 yr old daughter. She is a smart and caring girl but there are some underlying issues that we are trying to figure out. She is very outgoing in sports and is Capt. of her Volleyball team. The problem that we are having with her is that she lies about certain things. Whenever there is a stressful situation where she has done something wrong and we guestion her, her facts are always wrong or lies. We assumed they were lies but she sticks to her guns and we believe that she actually believes she is telling the truth. We have spoken with several of her close friends and she tells them the same thing she is telling us. Even after a long period of time, we will bring up specific incidents and her story is always the same. It's like she really believes it. She either is a very good liar and has convinced herself and believes her own lies or there is some king of mental disorder that causes her to remember things differently. If there is such a disorder, I would be very gratefull to know what it is so I can read up on it. I would very much like to help her so we can get passed the drama and enjoy her last year of High School.

    Thank you
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    momuv4girls responded:
    Hi Mom,

    IMHO, a person who lies often, has some underlying issues....trying to tease out why, or what is motivating this behavior would most likely take a professional - either a Child Psychologist, or Adolescent Psychiatrist.

    Here is an interesting link I found ...
    http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/children_and_lying

    I hope this help, take care,
    -Kathleen
     
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    MichelleAve replied to momuv4girls's response:
    I agree with @momuv4girls


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