Pretend play can be a safe and developmentally appropriate way for children to explore ideas and learn from playmates.
It is tough when kids act in ways that we don’t understand, especially when it involves challenging behaviors, like yelling and whining.
Research suggests that lying is very common in young children. The key is to recognize why your child is lying and help them reach an end goal without needing to lie.
Young children are constantly asking “why?” and while it’s great that they are curious about the world, it can be very exhausting for parents to field the hundreds of “why” questions they get in a day.