Jan 31, 2013

Study Shows Parents Lie to Their Kids

A recent report from the International Journal of Psychology says that parents routinely lie to their kids.

The most frequent example of lying is parents threatening to leave their children alone in public unless they behave.  Many times this is tied to parents feeling the challenge of trying to leave a public place when their child does not want to leave.

Another popular lie the report revealed is a false promise to buy a requested toy at a indefinite time in the future.

Parents were also found to lie about fantasy-based characters such as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and the Tooth Fairy.

Have you found that parents in your ministry lie to their kids?

How can we teach parents that lying is never acceptable?  Even when you use it as a tool to encourage good behavior.

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