No harm in a little white lie, right? Not only do toddlers lie to their parents on a regular basis, but we parents are guilty of our own fair share of fibbing.
Sometimes we are trying to get our kids to do something that’s good for them, and sometimes we are trying to get them to stop doing something we don’t want them to do, but no matter what, we always have their best interest at heart. Don’t we?
Most of these are lines we probably all heard from our parents, the question is, are we going to pass them along to our own kiddos?
And maybe that’s the lesson of all of these lies, if our kids learn that we are telling them things that aren’t true it can break down their trust in us. I think I’m going to try to pass on telling these little white lies to my kids, and stick to telling them the truth instead.
What do think about lying to kids for their benefit?
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