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Old 07-06-2012, 08:49 AM   #28
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Re: lying to your kids....

Jen, we are like you. I agree with everything you said. I'm sure I can't say I 100% have never mislead them, because no one is perfect. But, I can't think of a time when I purposely did it. I do not tell my kids everything. Like, they don't know I have chocolate hidden on the top shelf in the pantry, but I also try not to lie to them. If they found it, I would tell them the truth, it's Mom's and not for you. Or, if mom and dad are being intimate and they ask why we locked our door, I would say we needed some private time. They don't need to know everything, but they don't need to be lied to either. In the example in the OP, I would have just told them it was too hot. They would have whined and I would have told them to stop it or get in trouble. As for the example of the jewelry or craft, I do think that everything my children make is beautiful because they made it and used their imagination. Just because it doesn't meet the adult standard of beauty doesn't mean it isn't beautiful. When I tell them it's wonderful or beautiful or creative or whatever, I mean it.

Of course, just my opinion. We each make our own parenting choices and those are mine.
Heather SAHM to 6 who are 7 and under, including 2 sets of twins and our last little miracle, a surviving identical twin, born Oct 2012!

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