Ever been stumped by your child’s sweet, innocent face as they try and pin a cheeky act on their sibling? One mum has discovered a brilliant way to tell if kids are telling the truth. And it’ so simple we wish we’d thought of it earlier.
The tip was posted in response to a TikTok asking mums to reveal the most useful lie they’ve ever told their kids. TikTok user Victoria then blew everyone’s mind when she detailed her simple tip.
“I told my children that when they lie, a star appears on their forehead, that only a grown-up can see,” she explained. “So anytime they’re lying to me, they cover their forehead.”
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Genius! The video has had more than 20 million views from thankful parents. Other mums then took to the comments to share their useful parenting lies.
“Told my son that when the ice cream truck played music it meant they were out of ice cream.”
“My mum told me when I lie my ears turn pink so I would run around holding my ears.”
“We can’t be awake until the sun is awake.”
“My mum used to tell me if I ate my boogers I would turn into a tree. She said the tree outside was my brother.”
“My mum told me when I lie I grow a dog tail so I’d always look behind me.”
So, what’s the most useful lie you’ve ever told your kids?