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03 Apr 2007

Todler telling tales
I am concerned about my girlfriend and her little daughter. she is 4 years old and she is telling stories at creche, 2 weeks ago she told the teacher that her mommy doesnt feed her and this week told the teacher that her granny strangled her. I know kids sometimes make up stories or repeat things they have heard but should me be concerned? As far as I know none of this is true and she grew up with a loving grannie and mommy
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

For toddlers to be rather economical with the truth and to tell tall tales isn't unususl, but the apparent continued theme of these tales is what would cause concern. That would be a better reason for her to be see for asessment by a good local child psychologist, than simply the issue of telling tales.
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