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Lying to Kids

14 Ways You're Being Lied To Every Single Day

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 06.25.2014 | Comedy

Are you paranoid... or is everybody just lying to your face?

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.

Why I Love Lying to My Kid

Mike Julianelle | Posted 10.30.2013 | Parents
Mike Julianelle

Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Lennay Kekua, Jesus, democracy. They'll buy it all, especially if a parent is selling it. And now that I'm dealing with an increasingly curious and willful toddler, my house is like eBay. I'm selling more BS than Joe Isuzu.

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.

Is Santa Just a Big, Fat LIE?

Jackie Morgan MacDougall | Posted 02.03.2013 | Parents
Jackie Morgan MacDougall

Forget visions of sugar plums, Christmas gives me visions of future therapy sessions dancing in my head. Because someday is the not-so-distant future, I'm going to have to admit that Santa is a big, fat lie.

Liar, Liar

Devon Corneal | Posted 08.06.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

If discretion is the better part of valor, the occasional lie is a necessary part of parenting.