Category - Teen
Thats because teens lie more when their parents are overly controlling. Darling has reached similar conclusions about the type of parent-child relationships that discourage teen lying. In particular, her research finds that open communication and the freedom to openly disagree with parents result in more honest interactions. teens ask their parents any question they want while their parents are hooked up to a lie detector. research suggests that teens lie less when they have this kind of relationship with their parents, in part because they dont feel like they need to, and in part because they dont want to risk losing their parents trust. there are times teens may lie for no good reason other than to keep part of their lives to themselves, unencumbered and uninfluenced by the input of parents or teachers. according to a 2017 study published in the journal of research on adolescence that examined teenagers lying habits, teens are much more likely to think that lying to their parents is justified when the situation is personal (ex dating someone youve expressly told them not to). But its not as bad as you might think the study also found. teenagers lie not just because they dont want to get punished, but often because they really dont want their parents to know everything about their lives. They lie because they want to feel like they have their own lives that we cant fully control. We asked about strategies teens used to keep parents from gaining information that they wanted to know where their children were going, who they were with, how they were doing in school. At this stage in their lives, teenagers are looking to individuate themselves from you in order to forge a new, adult identity. Sometimes, this process manifests itself through lying, especially when teenagers perceive that their actions are out of step with their parents ideals and morals. It is normal for you, as a parent, to feel frustrated, angry, and disappointed with your child when you catch them lying to you. Most older children and teenagers will lie to you for a variety of reasons but there are 4 main reasons why most children will tell a lie. We asked 1,843 teens what they lie to their parents aboutheres what they said. Most parents wish they could get inside the mind of their teenager.