If anyone knows how easy it is to lie to your parents, it’s me. I also know how hard it is to get out of one.
At that moment it may seems like the right thing to do when you want to do something that you’re parents are against, but there’s probably a good reason why they’re against it.
It is best that you man up and be as truthful as possible at all times with your parents. It’s a part of being an adult.
When you lie to your parents, it not only hurts them, but it hurts you as well without you not even knowing it at times.
There are some qualities about you that you slowly lose when you lie and here are a few reasons on why you shouldn’t do it.
You Lose Your Parents Trust
It’s important for your parents to be able to trust you. If you want to be treated like an adult, you have to start acting like one.
They need to be assured by you that they can leave you at the house by yourself without throwing any crazy, wild parties. They need to know that they can count on you to go somewhere by yourself and be a responsible young adult.
Your parents count on you for a lot. With them taking care of you and providing for you, wouldn’t it be nice if you were to return the favor by at least being honest?
You Have to Work Harder to Gain it Back
If you thought you had annoying parents before, wait until you deceive them. Once you do get caught up in a lie, it’s a lot harder for you to regain that trust back.
You are definitely in your parent’s radar now, which means that every move you make, your parents are there to see it.
Who wants that? If you’re already tired of your parents being in your face all the time, you just made it ten times worse with lying.
On top of you probably getting grounded for lying in the first place, you’ll have to be something next to an angel in order to get back in good with your parents. That’s a lot of work.
Save yourself the hassle and just be upfront about things. If you did something wrong, just admit to it. Lying just shows how immature you are and how much growing up you still need to do.
It May Weigh Heavy on Your Conscience
Some people tend to feel really bad after they’ve lied to someone. I don’t know if that’s you or not, but it can really take a toll on you, especially if it’s someone you love.
Think about having to walk around every day, looking at your parents, knowing that you just told them a big fat lie. It can really suck.
You might start acting nervous around them and you may just start thinking about what would happen if they found out.
There’s been many times when I’ve lied and then walked around sketchy because I wasn’t sure whether or not my parents would find out about my lie. It weighed heavy on me and you don’t want that kind of pressure.
Lying to your parents can be such an easy thing to do, but think about how they’ll feel once they do find out. Don’t do that to hem or yourself. Just be honest and straight forward.
Most likely the consequences of whatever you’ve done will be a lot less severe than if you were to throw a lie in front of it.