Is it a bad thing if children tell lies? Scientists don't think so. This short video explains why.

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Upper intermediate: B2

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I think children start lie when they are afraid of any situation,might they feel tempted to lie, from birth to 3, kids are in a highly confusing and children from ages 3 to 7 are still figuring out the difference between fantasy and reality.They create imaginary worlds in their play.Children often lie an attempt to hide something they know they have done wrong and someone will angry.
We need to think, Is screaming at your child healthy?
Never call your child a liar because negative labels can erode self esteem.If you catch your child telling a blatant lie, tell them you know they are not being honest.I know that isn't true.Lets see what we can do solve the problem.

I won't be able to remember any lies I told when I was a child, because there are plenty!

I also think that the more siblings you have, the more lies you tell, and the more you get skilled to hide the truth.

Parents must teach their children not to lie. The lie is not good, but any moment is necessary.

Yes, i remember when i was a child, i was trying to hang on a metal bar and i injured my hand.I was afraid to be punished so i told my father that while i was walking , a car came quickly and hit my hand and ran away. But he didn't believe me and finally i told him the truth.:)))
I think parents shouldn't prevent them from lying but they should encourage them to tell the truth to gain self-confidence.