Lying children ‘trick parents’
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.”