Children think they are very clever, and when they lie giving you that adorable look, you’ll almost believe them until you take a closer look. I asked my 5-year-old child, “what did you do to your sister” “Nothing” He said, giving me that angelic look of his, yet he was seated on his sister’s hand. Nothing indeed.
They have no qualms conning you right to your face and they feel no pinch of guilt about it, whatever they do they’ll still be your adorable little ones, though. But I must say that some are very good at lying than others, so in order to catch them at their thing, you need to be on the red alert! So here are the signs that your innocent child is lying through his teeth;
- You ask him “did you bed-wet today” and she answers “No” with a squeezed face and a hand covering her wet cloth.
- You smell something funny and you ask “are you pooping” And she answers with a grunt “No” from behind the chair.
- You find call history to your old friends after your child has denied ever touching your phone yet your credit is exhausted.
- Crumbs of biscuit or residue of the things she claimed she didn’t eat smeared across her face or on her mouth.
- Scared that you might read the truth from his expression, he looks left, right and anywhere else but you as you ask questions(beware some can look straight into your eyes and lie)
- “Junior! Are you….” You asked from inside the room and he calls out “No, I’m not” but his sister’s muffled cry of “Yes, he is” can be heard through the pillow or hand he covered her mouth with.
- You ask a question, he answers, then run to a distance where your hand can’t reach him(hold him, he’s guilty)
- He has other people to pin the blame on and they are all denying.
- The child you are speaking to has one or more siblings she can pin the blame on.
- Her face is saying “I’m telling the truth” so is her lips but her body language says “I might run anytime soon, watch me”
- “What’s that sound” you asked after you heard a crash, then they replied “Nothing mom!” from inside the room, they probably just broke your bottle of perfume!
- “Where is the superglue” or “Where’s the needle” she casually asked and when you asked her what it’s for she replied “Nothing” Hmm…
- When his “No” comes out as a “Nooooooo” They are trying to assure you and calm themselves as well, which is why the “NO” has so many oooo.
- She said “ummmmmm’ for more than 10 seconds before answering the question you asked her.
- He tries to stop you from entering his room or opening the drawer.
And these are the ways you can catch your child at his lying game.