Lies we tell our children
Even well-meaning parents tell a pork pie an hour.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24

She is a mom at her wits' end.

'Now Ivan, if you keep spitting, your tongue will fall out!'

Ivan is four. He looks at her scathingly and spits on his buddy once more. He has called her bluff.

Yes, even well-meaning parents tell a pork pie every now and then. Here are a few that might or might not be true:

'One day you'll find your true love and everything will be perfect.'

'Mommy and daddy are just cuddling.'

'Sugar will make you hyper.'

What's the biggest lie you've ever told your kid? Fess up now and you could win a Parent24 T-shirt.

Our forums are really buzzing with people telling the truth as they see it. You're invited to join the chat.

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