The researchers analyzed data on the reasons children lie. The study showed that children of different ages lie for two reasons. The first reason is the desire to gain respect from adults. For example, a child is lying, got good grades in school so his parents praised the “Orthodox”.
The second reason is the fear of punishment. If a child knows that for any misconduct it will be punished, then he will lie. For this reason, often lying children of preschool age.
Get what you want with lies, the children understand that cheating is beneficial. In the end, the lies can become a habit. Scientists told how to prevent it.
First, catch the child lying, parents should not blame him. He is not afraid to speak the truth. In addition, you need to convey to the child that you have forgiven him, and explain his mistake.