July 3, 2009 1:53am CST
children are very innocent. They do not lie for anything . If also they are in fault they will tell the truth. As they become older they learn to speak lies and then that becomes their habit. So try to encourage children when they speak truth or whenever they do something good. this will encourage them to continue their good habits.
• United States
3 Jul 09
Perhaps, they learn quick that after they told the truth then they are in trouble for the action which caused the question. Hmmm? If no one knows the truth, I'm not in trouble for the action. If no one ever got away with it, no one would lie. Yes, yes, I know that no one gets away with it in the long run but most think of the here and now then let the long run worry about itself. To lie can have lots of factors. I'm afraid not that easy to get rid of. What a person does, will make a difference.