Web Desk: A development researcher, Kang Lee, gave interesting facts about child psychology. According to him lying habit is something one cannot separate from children. Two-year-old innocent liar might turn into a pathological liar later in life.
Lee tells us that at the age of two years, 30 per cent children lie; at the age of 3 years, 50 per cent children lie and as they grow older, more than 80 per cent of children can lie confidently. Thus, lying is a typical part of development, which becomes stronger with age.
Lee says that a deficit in the mind reading and self-control ability are associated with serious development problems such as Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism in children. So, he asks parents to celebrate the fact that their child lies, as it is a sign of healthy mental development.
A child can lie and also able to keep the facial expressions neutral. But internally, a child is facing a mixture of guilt, shame, fear. As their feelings are hidden, so even parents can’t tell if they are lying or telling the truth.
He asks parents to read their child’s mind in a better way and initiate a conversation about it. And most importantly, parents must also avoid telling lies to their children.