Children Who Lie More Likely to be Successful

Dr. Lee’s research has shown that truth-telling increases among younger children when they’re read books, such as George Washington and the Cherry Tree, Pinocchio, and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Consequences should be imposed for lying in children older than 6, says Samuel. Be careful that in your own anger or sense of betrayal you do not overdo the consequences because this might just encourage more lying later. Make sure the kid knows that honesty will be rewarded, and not only that lying will be punished.