Washington, March 20: A new study has revealed that children who are lied-to are more likely to cheat and lie themselves.
The study has found that adult dishonesty makes a difference and the older kids, between five and seven, who had been lied to, are more likely to cheat and then lie about cheating.
The experts believed that the children may have simply followed in the footsteps of the lying adult.
The researchers from University of California, San Diego said that the children did not feel the need to uphold their commitment to tell the truth to someone who they perceived as a liar.
According to the study, the parents do not believe that the lies they tell their children will impact the child’s own honesty and the current findings casts doubt on that belief.
The study was published in Developmental Science. (ANI)