Advertisements It's undeniable that children have much less filter between brain and mouth and that they'll blurt out "the truth" that's in front of them without thinking about it. But it's also undeniable that children are very suggestible, are not great at discerning between reality and fantasy, and that their memory is prone to manipulation. Just consider the crazy "Satanic Panic" in the 80s. So asking if children lie all the time isn't really relevant and I think counsel in that case was just bad at his/her job. The question is not whether children are lying but rather whether what they are remembering is what really happened. I've not watched any of this and probably won't. I have no great love of Allen or his movies. I have read a few things about this situation in various magazines over the years. For me, the article by Moses Farrow seems to be the definitive statement on the subject from the only person that appears to me to be fairly well-adjusted and doesn't have any incentive to tell anything but the plain truth.