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LYING TO CHILDREN
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Psychologists Think Your Lies About Santa Will Damage Your Kids
Maybe try Neil DeGrasse Tyson's cool trick this year?
Are We Lying to Our Kids, or Keeping the Magic Alive?
Poet | Yoga Teacher | Author of "Wanting It"
"Made in China?" A. asks dubiously. She fingers a white tag on Shelf Elf's rump. "I thought he was from the North Pole.
25 Complaints My Son Will Share With His Future Therapist
Leyna Juliet Weber
Mother/Writer/Actress (in that particular order)
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
Lying to Your Kids
Kerry L. Malawista, MSW, Ph.D.
Psychotherapist and writer
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
Author, research psychologist and gender scholar
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
"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."
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