Teens lie on a daily basis. As a matter of fact, when a child starts to lie, it represents a milestone in their development. That’s because it signifies an advance in their cognitive development and the formation of their theory of mind. Indeed, the fact that they can lie means that they’re able to work mentally with an imaginary reality. This is a skill that requires advanced cognitive ability. In adolescence, lying can become a problem when it becomes a frequent or a preferred coping strategy. This pattern is no less frequent in adolescents than in children or adults….