Daily Express

Lying children ‘trick parents’

- By John Chapman

PARENTS cannot tell when their children are lying and fool themselves that they are honest, an experiment claims.

Researcher­s showed parents of eight to 16-year-olds videos of children in the same age range talking about whether they looked at the answers for a test they had just taken.

They also watched their own child in the same situation and only correctly guessed when lies were being told half the time.

Researcher­s at Brock University and the University of Toronto, Canada, said: “In close relationsh­ips partners view each other in a more rigid way and distort inconsiste­nt informatio­n to support their view.”

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