We’re pretty much all brought up being told that it’s not good to lie. As we grow, we start to learn about appropriate times to lie or bend the truth or those little white lies that are usually not harmful and done to spare feelings.
There are some things that I won’t lie to my kids about if they ask and we’re a family who cares about language and like to use appropriate terms for things. If they want to know where babies come from — I’ll tell them and not make up something because they’re young. We have an “if they’re curious we will talk about it” policy and I think my kids will grow up knowing that they can come to us with anything — I hope so anyway.
All that said, there are some things I do keep from my kids hoping they won’t flat out ask because of our “if they ask” policy I will have to tell and these ‘secrets’ I would prefer to keep for the sanity of myself … and the household.
Click through to read 9 things I wish I could say to my kids, but probably shouldn’t:
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