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Children told lies by their parents lie more as adults and face psychosocial adjustment difficulties, suggests a study in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. Researchers asked 379 young adults in Singapore whether their parents lied to them as children (e.g., “If you don’t come with me now, I will leave you here by yourself”), how much they lie to their parents now and how well they think they’ve adjusted to the challenges of adulthood. Adults who reported being lied to as children were more likely to report lying to their parents as adults. They also said they had greater difficulty setting psychological and social challenges and experienced more selfishness, conduct problems, guilt and shame. (Monitor on Psychology)

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