Are children who lie, smarter? Apparently some think so. Does the research lie about kids? Read on and decide for yourself. What biblical principles give you parenting helps?
One year 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?
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? For starters, try Proverbs. Who can find some biblical principles? How does God feel about this subject? (Try Proverbs 6:16-19).
Here are some other posts of mine that include parenting helps for moms, dads, and grandparents. Hopefully, they will encourage you as you seek to understand and to teach sound biblical principles to your children.
- Encouragement for Parents and Grandparents: Preparing Your Kids for Life
- A Mother’s Creed: Ten Affirmations for Raising Children
- When Mom Becomes a Grandmother
- 5 Things Your Grandchildren (and Children) Need from You
- Encouragement For Moms: A Bird’s Eye View of Motherhood
- Five Back to School Prayers for Kids and Grandkids