Lying kids are smart kids

What's this got to do with anything? Lying is, in essence, social engineering.

A child who is going to lie must recognize the truth, intellectually conceive of an alternate reality, and be able to convincingly sell that new reality to someone else. Therefore, lying demands both advanced cognitive development and social skills that honesty simply doesn’t require.
Continue reading: Are Kids Copying Their Parents When They Lie? -- It's worth a read, especially for those of you with kids. Via [Schneier on Security]

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