by Leah Rocketto
It can be tricky for moms to tell whether their kids are telling tales or the truth. While we often wish we could break out a lie detector test à la Meet the Parents, that probably wouldn’t fly in certain circles.
Instead, here are some common signs your child might be lying from Today Health and MetroKids. If you notice your kids exhibiting more than a few of the following signs, it might be worth digging a bit deeper into their story!
1. Unusual Eye Contact
Another common sign of lying is repeating part of a question as part of a response. This is usually a way of stalling for more time to think of a story. For example, if you asked your child what they were doing with a friend after school, they might respond, “What was I doing with Matt after school? Well I was . . . ”
3. Touching the Face
5. Defensive Reactions
6. Unusual Gestures
Is your child all of a sudden using gestures to tell a story or standing with her hands behind her back? Her unusual gestures or body position may indicate she’s telling a tale.
7. Blinking Changes
Unless your child is typically extremely talkative, excited and rambling behavior is often a sign that she’s trying to make her story more believable by adding details.
10. Changed Tone or Speed of Speech
Long pauses, hesitation, or speaking in a lower voice are additional clues that a child is not telling the truth.
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