'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.


Want to send in your own story? Send your readers letters to chatback@parent24.com.

More readers letters

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.