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The child lies. Whether parents should worry?

Children`s lie disturb parents and tutors, but as it appears, it can be useful to the child. Little liars possess the best memory and powers of thinking, in comparison with other peers. Parents should not be anxious if the juvenile child invents as such behavior - only a sign of the developing brain.

It is bad to lie - teach children of the house and at school. The children`s lie disturbs parents and tutors, but as it appears, it can be useful to the child.

Parents have nothing to worry. As shows the last research, little liars possess the best memory and powers of thinking, in comparison with peers.

Psychologists from University of Sheffield tested 135 children at the age of 6 - 7 years and found out that those from them who managed to get ability to lie coped with the tests better, than the others. According to researchers, it is all about training. Liars should think and remember many various trifles that “not to be punctured“.

To reveal potential liars, researchers used game in questions and answers. Provided to children cards with questions on the back of which the correct options were specified. Watched game by means of the hidden camera. Those from children who spotted the correct answers, but denied it, showed further the best results during memory testing.

According to psychologists, the best results are connected with the fact that concealment of lie demands tracking of large volume of information. The child should remember a set of trifles to adhere to the legend invented by him.

In 2010 research of children`s lie was conducted at Toronto University. 1200 children and teenagers aged from 2 till 16 years took part in it. It turned out that from time to time almost all children lie. At the age of two years of inventors there is not a lot of, about 20%. But this figure grows to 50% by three years and to 90% on reaching age 4 - x years.

Among 12 - summer it is difficult to find the child who would tell only the truth. But in process of a growing application of lie becomes more reasonable, in 16 years it is used by about 70% of teenagers. Many of them claim that they lie from good intentions not to cause trouble to other people.

According to the head of research, doctor Kang Li (Kang Lee), parents should not be anxious if the juvenile child invents as such behavior - only a sign of the developing brain. Researchers believe that the more the child invents and lies, the better he adapts to life subsequently. At the same time psychologists did not find any communication between children`s lie and conscious mercenary deception which in the adult environment call fraud.

In spite of the fact that parents are disturbed by children`s lie, surprises nobody that lie among adults - a commonplace. It is counted that the fifth part of social interactions falls to its share approximately. Thus, lie - important social skill which is the best of all for mastering in the early childhood.

According to Lara Uormelink (Lara Warmelink) from Lancaster University, children learn to lie approximately from two-year age. If the small child does not learn in time and it is convincing to say what is demanded by a situation, it can lead to problems at teenage age.

Some tutors allow punishments if catch the child in a lie. But the fear of punishment does not do the child more honest. Doctor Uormelink believes that it is more correct to parents to explain to the child when his lie is inappropriate, fighting against it as with the phenomenon.

Progress in education!