Chinese parents win gold medal for lying to their kids2/21/2013
If you've ever felt guilty for lying to your kid, don't worry — parents in China are doing it more often, and more terrifyingly, than you ever could. That was the conclusion of researchers who studied 200 parents in the U.S. and China with children over the age of three. Not only did Chinese parents lie more frequently, they were also found to be significantly more like to tell "specific instrument" lies such as "If you don’t follow me, a kidnapper will come to kidnap you while I’m gone" and "Finish all your food or you’ll grow up to be short." The study also found that U.S. parents were more likely to lie to make their kids feel better — like praising their child's terrible piano-playing. [Source]
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