I am going to lie and it won't hurt anyone. Please print that statement off and hang it on the refrigerator. Then read it when your child is 5 and stole candy from the store and lies to you about it. Or when he is 8 and lies to the teacher and says his dog ate his home work, and you don't have a dog. And when he is 11 and tells you no he does not smoke. Or at 15 and tells you no he did not take your car out and go joy riding. Or when he is 17 and his girl friend gets pregnant and forces everyone to get a paternity test because he knows he is not the father. Your right lying is a very effective way to teach your child right from wrong and I think you should lie, as long as you can pay the consequences of your actions, don't make society pay for your out of control child.