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You know it's not nice to tell stories -- -- -- -- -- And that video went viral the -- kid with the -- written Oliver's face those little sprinkles.
But it's not always that easy to tell if your kids are actually -- today's national honesty day.
I guess that's the one day you really have to be honest.
And we're on a mission to help parents figured out Susan Constantine is a body image expert in the author of the complete idiot I've -- -- body language good morning to you.
Good morning how are you know -- fantastic so I guess it was a dead giveaway with the sprinkles on that little boy's face but do you have any thoughts on why -- would think he would be able to get away with it.
You know first of all in their -- who is outweighing.
At the reward without weighing the risk -- You know he really thought he could pull over a great big whopper on his on his mother even -- he even had the evidence on -- -- but here's the thing.
His little horns are poking through his halo and these little kids generally score higher on their SAT tests.
Hot so would be tougher parenting may pay off a little bit later on.
-- let's do some signals to find out for parents out there your child is lying to you -- angle away from you or they run.
Their hands or hair and usually what do you mean.
Well first all -- -- looking force changes in behavior so we know -- they normally would respond in the normal situation.
And -- listen we're looking for a little deviation.
So what we notices that they want to escape generally it's towards the door out of the room -- angler -- their bodies away.
There -- -- -- rub their fingers together they'll stroke their hair.
They may even put their hands over their -- these are little things little clues that your little one is -- TO OK now what about when they reach a little bit older because my kids are now getting to that point where there.
And so -- can mean something different right.
It sure can end when it becomes very habitual.
And also too when you're seeing more changes in their behavior depression and fat -- isolation and hiding.
Those kind of things are a little bit more suspect to more behavior there could be some.
Bullying that's going on at school could be some self esteem issues -- Low confidence.
These are the times that you need to be really concerned about your kids okay and how do you still truthful moments in your kids for every other day that's not national honesty that.
Well the first thing you want to do is to really -- truthful and you need to also explain to them why it's important for them to tell the truth later in life.
And when we do best we need to also do it and -- OK because followers so heart were actually actually giving our kids in the -- to lie.
So I think -- to provide a safe environment for your kids to share so that they actually will tell you things that are bothering them and not create so much fear.
And demand on your kids -- okay it's very good advice isn't -- body image expert and author of the complete idiots guide to reading body language thanks much for your time today.
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