Telling kids lies may teach them to lie

By Laura Sanders, 12:20 PM March 25, 2014

Most parents claim they want to teach their children the importance of honesty. But the truth is, most parents are lying liars.

Adults, and not just parents, tell all sorts of lies to children for all sorts of reasons. We lie to make children behave. “If you don’t go to sleep, the troll under the bed will get you.” We lie to make kids feel better. “Oh sweetie, your drawing is beautiful!”  Sometimes, we lie just for fun. My father-in-law, for instance, used to swear to my husband that hoverboar...

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