'Sometimes lying works...'
This mom finds that little white lies work for her.
I agree that lying is bad and wrong and I know I have a double standard here but sometimes kids are two small to handle the truth or maybe sometimes lying actually gets the desired result... Like getting my 3-year-old to pick up her toys/crayons etc. is a mission but she believes me when I tell her that her toys come alive at night and they have feelings and if she doesn't pick them up they will go away...which I pick up and put away for another day to play with.
With my 13 year old I stretch the truth a little bit about smoking and sex and cell phones just so he knows that these dangers do exist.
Tiny white lies work for me.SagreeWant to send in your own story? Send your readers letters to email@example.com.More readers letters