Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My 8yr old girl is lying all the time help me

Question: My child was sexually molested by her 1/2 brother on a over night visit to her moms house about 3yrs ago now she is having problems with telling the truth and doing the right thing.

She is constantly in trouble for one thing or another it is making it very hard on my self and my girl friend to trust her. We have no trust in her anymore she lies about the smallest things like did you put up your clean clothes or is your room clean. She will say yes and we tell her to go check just to make sure it is done right and it is not but the point is that I can't take it any more.


Answer: Dear Corey:

If you haven't already do get some family counseling. It sounds like she is still having issues. Being sexually molested takes some people most of their lives to deal with and she is only 8 years old.

Sometimes at this age it is common for children to lie. She maybe seeking some additional attention, maybe afraid or may just not understand. Regardless some family therapy will go along way to helping her and you.

Best Wishes!

M Kay Keller

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