Do You Lie To Your Children?

20/03/2011 00:03 | Updated 22 May 2015

I routinely lie to my child. From telling him certain food is 'lovely' (marrow in this case, which we all know is foul) to lying about the time ('hurry up, we've got FIVE minutes before they close the school gate'), through to telling him I have no money for sweets/magazines/plastic tat ('Sorry, I just put the last of the change in the parking meter) when there's really a crisp tenner in my purse.

It's just what mums do, right?

Yes, according to a survey undertaken by which has revealed the top ten lies us parents tell our kids, and how easily they roll off our tongues. Over three quarters (78) use the same lies their own parents did when they were growing up. And with 56

2) Eating crusts makes your hair curly- 52

4) If you're naughty, you'll get a lump of coal for Christmas- 41

6) Father Christmas won't come unless you're asleep before midnight on Christmas Eve-33

8) If you swallow a seed, it will grow in your stomach- 24

10) If you swallow gum, it'll stay in your stomach for seven years- 16%

What do you think?

Do you lie to your kids?

What do you lie about most often?

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