Why Do Kids Lie?

The art of lying isn't unique to people, but as kids get older their reasons for deception change. Experts say when children are younger, lying is about avoiding punishment, while at an older age, it becomes about adapting socially with their peers or parents. Nancy Darling, associate professor of psychology at Oberlin College in Ohio, conducted a study to assess the extent of lying in children and teens. She found 98 percent of teenagers have lied to their parents about everything from...Full Story
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