I have overlooked this issue with L for quite sometime but it is definitely getting worse. Anytime anyone is sharing a story about something they did, or a friend did, or they saw on tv, etc. L suddenly has done this same thing or seen the same movie .regardless of how ridiculous it is & how obvious it is that shes lying. She also comes home from school with these fantastic stories of what she did today or what the teacher told them etc. For a long time I would just say I think thats a fabulous story to let her know I new it was a lie but I didnt feel the need to cause an issue over it. Now this is becoming a constant issue & when anyone tries to call her on it she goes off, yelling about how its not a lie and no one ever believes her. I have always asked her sisters not to push the issue but C in particular feels this need to prove L wrong when shes knows L is lying. If you can actually manage to prove shes lying she will change her story just a little to compensate. I tried to dismiss this as just wanting to fit in but Im becoming increasingly concerned about how adamant she is that its not a lie. I used to be able to tell when she was lying about something when she got in trouble too but recently there have been things I KNOW she did and she still fell apart screaming about she didnt do it and she wasnt lying. So now Im very worried .I cant decide if she is just intent on not admitting it was a lie or if she really believes the stories shes telling. Im also worried about what shes telling other people due to the fact that a lot of her stories would seem very believable to people who do not know her well. The optimist in me wants to believe this is just an age related phase but the other half of me is freaking out about the other possible explanations. I know a lot of you guys are dealing with older difficult children who behaved similarly to L at her age so Im hoping some of you have some insight into this.