Are Children Who Lie, Smarter?
Apparently some think so. Does the research lie about kids? Read on and decide for yourself.
And then join in with your comments below for an interesting discussion. Today, YOU are part of this blog.
Recently in my local beauty salon, I scanned an article in the September issue of Family Circle magazine that definitely got my attention. The title? “Pretty Little Liars.” Here’s the article:
“Caught your tween lying through her teeth? Twisting the truth may be a sign of intelligence. Just about all kids between 2 and 12 do it–a good thing, say recent studies. The better the fibber, the greater the cognitive abilities and chances of success as a grown-up.
“‘It’s a developmental milestone, not a sign that a child will turn into a pathological liar,’ says University of Toronto researcher Dr. Kang Lee.
“Sure. But for now, yours is not only busted–she’s grounded.” (“Pretty Little Liars, Inner Circle, Family Circle Magazine, September 2010 issue.)
Hmm. Are children smarter who lie? What about parents who lie? Are they smarter, too? Before you respond–or react–you can read A Further Look and discover more about the “research” in the following posts: (Then read on and comment below)
A Further Look
What do you think? Are children who lie, smarter and more successful? Where do you as a parent turn to for answers? Are you truthful with your kids? What kind of advice are you believing as truth? Where do parents go to find wisdom in parenting?
What biblical truths can you find to respond to the above questions and research? For starters, try Proverbs. Who can share some biblical principles with us? How does God feel about this subject? (Try Proverbs 6:16-19). Share your comments below!