Why Children Make Up Stories is an exploration in recognizing the underlying reasons children make up stories, respond to questions, and describe situations from the reality of their viewpoints. Social workers, psychologists and counselors, child protective specialists, and law enforcement officers can use this book as a guide when they are investigating cases with children and writing reports. The book is very useful to those dealing with false-memory syndrome and its effects.
Susan Louise Peterson has worked professionally as an educator of young children in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs. She has taught college level courses in Child Development and Family Studies.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 The Reality of Children Making Up Stories Chapter 5 Lack of Real Life Experiences Chapter 6 Limited Ability to Explain Things Chapter 7 Peer Pressure, Family Influence Chapter 8 Adults Confuse Children Chapter 9 Cover Up or Distract a Wrong Chapter 10 Concerns and Cautions in Examining Children's Stories Chapter 11 Using Questioning Techniques with Children Chapter 12 Bibliography Chapter 13 Index Chapter 14 About the Author