I am interested to know whether other people's children are similar to J, who rarely says anything "true". If you ask him a question, he will tell you something that is not true as a response, when there is no reason not to tell the truth, no reason to hide it. This is beginning to irritate me and I am saying to him that if he does not tell me what is true, I will never trust anything he says. He also spins marvellous tales all the time and relates them with an entirely straight face as if he believes it. One small example that comes to mind: yesterday he suddenly started saying something like "You don't know what I do in the night. I get up when you are asleep, unlock the doors and go and stand outside with two knives..." He is generally fascinated by weapons, etc. He said this is af it was entirely true and as if I should believe it and it's typical of his conversation. Just being six years old? Something else? As I say, I'm interested to know of your experiences.