Punishing Kids For Lying Actually Makes Them Lie More

According to a new study by McGill University, children who are reprimanded or otherwise punished for lying are more likely to bend the truth or tell white lies than kids who are given a moral lesson and told that honesty is the best policy. What do you think?


"I'm not one of those hippy dippy, talk-to-your-kids type of parent.”

Sharon Turner • Community Planner

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"But then they won't learn how to craft an ever-increasing web of lies to cover for the original lie."

George Baker • Paper Stacker

"How come every new breakthrough in childrearing seems to require me communicating with my child?”

Joe Winthrop • Buffet Coordinator

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