(ABC/WSYR-TV) -- Have you ever lied to your child to stop a tantrum? Ever told a fib to get them to behave? Do you know you’re not alone?
A study published in the International Journal of Psychology found that 84 percent of parents in the United States lie to their children to make them behave.
In both countries, the most common lie told by parents is the same. It occurs when a child is having a tantrum in public and the parent says he or she will walk away and leave the child if the kid does not behave.
Another common lie is a false promise of buying a requested toy or other item at a later date if the child behaves.
While 84 percent of American parents lie to their kids, it’s more common in China, where 98 percent of parents admit to lying to their children.Read more about the study at ABCNews.com.