Everyone seems to be defining lying in different ways. I think lying is purposefully giving false information. Withholding information is a gray area. Most of the time it isn't lying but there are certainly situations where it is. I try very hard not to lie to my children. We do do Santa etc and I realize that is a form of lying, but other than that I tell them as much of the truth as age appropriate and if the information is to old for them, I say so. I never lie just to get them to do something and it drives me nuts when parents do!
Wife to my hard working DH.
Mother to Colby (11)
, Wyeth (2)
, and Sada-Lynn (born June 17th)!