Liars are made not born, and parents might be to blame.
We cannot tell a lie. The New York Times Magazine reports that by 4 years old, kids are already expert liars. And by the time they hit their teens, 98% admit telling lies to their parents. Whoppers like who they hang out with, how they spend their money, whether they drink, the list goes on and on. How do our kids learn to be such con artists? According to the article, kids learn how to lie from us, the parents.
|Canceling plans by claiming a fictitious illness or telling a telemarketer you're eating dinner when you're really watching TV both count as lies. Yes, these lies are of the white variety, but that's where it all begins. Not exactly how we envisioned raising our kids, but honestly, we don't know what to do about it. Do you?