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Teach Your Kids To Lie And Things Will Go Well For Them!

May 17, 2010

Forget all of that “Do not lie” stuff… you need to teach your toddler to be a duplicitous, crooked-shooting, evasive little ball of flesh, and lo, things will go better for him, and the blessing of intelligence shall be amply gifted.

It’s like that story in the Bible where Solomon told a whole bunch of lies when he was a kid and Yahweh rewarded him with wisdom, money, and lots of hos… sort of like an ancient P-Diddy. I think it’s in 3rd Chronicles.

It’s a biblical principle! Lying pays!

Toddlers Who Lie ‘Will Do Better’

Toddlers who tell lies early on are more likely to do well later, researchers claim.

The complex brain processes involved in formulating a lie are an indicator of a child’s early intelligence, they add.

A Canadian study of 1,200 children aged two to 17 suggests those who are able to lie have reached an important developmental stage.

Only a fifth of two-year-olds tested in the study were able to lie.

But at age four, 90% were capable of lying, the study found. The rate increases with age to a peak at age 12.

‘Developmental milestone’

The director of the Institute of Child Study at Toronto University, Dr Kang Lee, said: “Parents should not be alarmed if their child tells a fib.

“Their children are not going to turn out to be pathological liars. Almost all children lie. It is a sign that they have reached a new developmental milestone. Those who have better cognitive development lie because they can cover up their tracks.”

This was because they had developed the ability to carry out a complex juggling act which involves keeping the truth at the back of their brains.

He added: “They even make bankers in later life.”

Dr Kang tested the children’s honesty by telling them not to peek at a toy placed behind their backs while leaving the room.

He then monitored their reactions by video and returned to ask if they had turned around, checking their responses against the recording.

Source: the BBC

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 17, 2010 11:00 am

    Yes, but who vouches for the truthiness of this post?

    • May 17, 2010 11:06 am

      The report is from Canada, and I’m a Canadian. Really, do we need much more than that?

  2. Jon H permalink
    May 17, 2010 1:38 pm

    Fifty Shek: Get Rich Or Die Trying

  3. May 17, 2010 9:31 pm

    I’m 27 and I still can’t lie. What do you think that means?

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