Stop lying to your kids!

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Stop lying to your kids!

Ok, when I was growing up my mother made it your business to make sure you didn’t lie to her. She hated to be lied to. She never told me that Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny was real, and any other holiday character for that matter. She kept it as real as rain. My father was such a realist, you almost hated to talk to him. He told you the truth the WHOLE truth and nothing but! I appreciated that then and still do. I don’t feel like you should have to lie to your children just to celebrate a damn holiday! If your child gets into something and doesn’t feel the comfort in telling you about it and lies, it’s mostly your fault if your lying and telling them stories that you don’t even know to be true. You introduce lying to the child so why would you think they won’t try it? What’s worse is most people never tell children the real consequences to some of the things they do wrong. If you don’t want your child drinking, tell them why. Don’t say “cause I said so” or “cause your too young” and leave it at that. How do you expect for them to have any common sense if they don’t have the common knowledge to help them develop it? Tell them what makes them too young and what the consequences will be even if they were’t, because at some point, they are gonna determine if they are still too young, and if they are not, the next thing is to determine if the consequences are too risky for them or not. You’re raising a person. Not a toy, or a possession, or a pet. A person that will one day have to be responsible for their own actions. They can’t hide behind parents forever. Plus, most children want to go out and experience life, if your lying to them about it, you can make that experience a disaster for them. There are too too many wars out there for them to fight, don’t send them out unarmed! The more they know and understand, the better their chances will be to gain maturity, and wisdom from the experiences they encounter. False hopes only produce false realities.

Check the episode out on Youtube, common sense ep. 3 “Stop lying to your kids!” http://youtu.be/RdDKiaKdJ7Q