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Lying and Stealing

Image of boy.Lying and stealing are common, but inappropriate, behaviors in school-aged children.

While some severe forms of these behaviors can indicate a more serious psychological problem, most of the time it is simply a common behavior that will be outgrown.

Lying and stealing are more common in boys than girls, and occur most often in children ages 5 to 8 years.

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Possible Factors for Lying

If Lying Is a Concern


If Stealing Is a Concern

Last Updated: 07/2014