Kids can be difficult. They don't want to eat their vegetables or go to bed, and your logical explanation of "but it's good for you" doesn't seem to get them to do what you want.
To make things a little easier, parents sometimes turn to "little white lies." It's time to leave the park but Junior wants to keep on playing, so maybe you say, "I'm going to leave you here by yourself if you don't come with me." That'll usually get your little one running along behind you.
Well, new research published in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology suggests parents may want to take a different tack. Scientists found that these little white lies can have a big impact on kids later in life, leading them to lie more often and have a harder time adjusting as adults.