We've got the results of a new study on the most common LIES parents tell their kids. Most of them are basically harmless, but a few are TOTALLY SCARRING. Here's the top 10 . . .

#1.) "Santa Claus will come to bring you presents on Christmas Eve," 87.6% of parents have said that.

#2.) "If you don't come with me now, I'll leave you here by yourself," 67.5%.

#3.) "If you put this tooth under your pillow, the Tooth Fairy will bring you money," 65.8%.

#4.) "That's beautiful piano playing," 59.3%.

#5.) "There's no more candy in the house," 57.5%.

#6.) "We can come back and buy you that toy next time," 47.8%.

#7.) "If you don't quiet down and behave, that lady over there will be angry with you," 34.5%.

#8.) "I didn't bring money with me today," 32.7%.

#9.) "If you lie to someone, your nose will grow," 21.2%.

#10.) "If you don't follow me, a kidnapper will come grab you," 17.5%.

What little white lie have you told your kids?  I remember 'If you keep making those funny faces, it'll get stuck like that.'  Or how about 'Sitting too close to the TV will hurt your eyes.'

Source: BBC, Time, T and F Online