The Lies Parents Tell
Last week people were outraged when I said that according to a study, kids ability to lie was a sign of intelligence. As if I was condoning lying.
But some of the commenters got me thinking about the lies we tell as parents. From the Tooth Fairy to the little white lies about getting a parking ticket to hurry the little ones up. Along the same lines, there was a story in the Globe and Mail about a mother who told her son that it was his birthday in order to get him to give up diapers. It was not even close to his birthday.
But we all lie to our kids don't we? Small lies and big ones. Ones to protect them, protect ourselves and sometimes just for fun.
What kind of lies do you tell your kids?
Want more chaos? Last year, I remembered how much I love my friends and challenged myself and my readers to reconnect with someone. I got lots of phone calls after I wrote it. It was good.