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Most parents 'lie to their children'

Most parents tell lies to their children as a tactic to change their behaviour, suggests a study of families in the United States and China.

The most frequent example was parents threatening to leave children alone in public unless they behaved.

Persuasion ranged from invoking the support of the tooth fairy to telling children they would go blind unless they ate particular vegetables.

Here are some of the common lies, which some parents tell their children.

  • 23 Jan 2013
  • From the section UK