Do You Lie to Your Children?
- It’s bad luck to cry on your birthday
- It’s magic and only works if you are good
- If you pick your nose, your brains will fall out
- The wind will change, and your face will stay like that
- The dog went to live on a farm
- Maybe tomorrow…
- If you swallow apple seeds, a tree will grow in your tummy
- No, you just ate the last one.
- We can’t go in there; that shop is closed today
Nice, when you asked for ideas the other day this is exactly what I meant and to top it you made my day. I was having a nice soak in the bath just before seeing your question and laughed to myself. I remembered my parents telling me that if I played with my belly button my insides would fall out. So the same as you, I don't like belly buttons, not so much a phobia, but some ridiculous notion
I try not to lie but explain in a way my daughter, who is 4, might understand. No reasoning behind it, just how it's gone. I do get to a point with the constant questioning though when I resort to "because" and she's now started asking questions on things she hears on the news so not sure how I'll handle that. Emma
I have noticed a trend for parents not to''do''Father Christmas, the Easter Bunny or the Tooth Fairy, which I do find sad. Yes they are based on lies, but I think that is rather a negative way of looking at it.<br /><br />We never had the Easter Bunny when I was growing up, but the memories of waiting for Father Christmas are priceless and I am glad that my parents told me he was
I am not geen on the 'if you play with your belly button...' kind of lies, because you wouldn't say it if it were actually true, would you? It's just scary. <br /><br />I also don't vague promise things. If I am not gonna buy them the whatsit/ take them to dodad/ let them whatch humjum, I just say it. <br /><br />But things they won't find out about? 'I'm going to
i guess it couldn't be helped at times but parents have to say the lies if there's no choice but to create stories just to persuade a little child is totally wrong. Bing recently posted...Photohunt: Entwine
lol yes! I have told them all kind of thing, but then we tell them not to lie lol! How are these poor kids supposed to learn. april recently posted...To the mom at the children museum, I am not Judging you