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Lying to Children

25 Complaints My Son Will Share With His Future Therapist

Leyna Juliet Weber | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Leyna Juliet Weber

For years, Elmo was a furry guy who existed only on T-shirts. When you finally saw him walk and talk, you practically sh*t yourself.

Lying To Your Kids Could Make Them More Dishonest

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.15.2014 | Science

Telling harmless lies to children is just part of being a parent, right? Maybe, but little fibs -- even those told to keep a child's fantasy alive or ...

Lying to Your Kids

Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.

When a beloved parent bends the truth, the child will likely alter what they know to be true about the world. They grow up feeling they can no longer trust their perceptions, denying what they know to be real.

When It's Ok to Lie to Kids -- And When It's Not

Dr. Peggy Drexler | Posted 05.02.2013 | Parents
Dr. Peggy Drexler

Whatever the situation and justification, lying among parents is, it seems, the norm. The most common: "If you don't come with me now, I will leave you here by yourself," followed by false promises for a toy or other reward in exchange for compliance.

Why My Children May Not Be Getting Presents From Santa This Year

Rebecca Hughes Parker | Posted 02.12.2012 | Parents
Rebecca Hughes Parker

"You want to know what's a fairy tale about Santa?" she said the other night at dinner. I held my breath waiting for the answer. "It's that you have to be good. You can be naughty and he'll still bring you presents."