Do We (Unintentionally) Teach Kids to Lie?


Wed., July 8th @ 10 PM EDT 

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Kids are very instinctive. They’re smarter than a lot of adults give them credit for. They pick up on things easily and learn how to manipulate at a very young age. They learn that when they cry that you will pick them up. Or if they throw a tantrum that you will buy them a toy. That comes natural to them. Another thing that comes natural to children is lying. They learn to do so to avoid consequences to something they may have done wrong. They will tell you they didn’t break a vase to avoid punishment without any though to logically explaining how it wasn’t their fault.

Our response as (good) parents is to discpline the child for lying. However, we sometimes contradict ourselves by using a term that is called “a white lie.” That basically insinuates that the lie being told isn’t that bad or is somehow done for the greater good of a situation. An example is going to an all-you-can-eat buffet where kids under 10 eat free. You tell your 11 year old that “if anyone asks, you’re 9 years old tonight.” It benefits your wallet, but what does it do for the child?

We’ll discuss that and more on the Talk 2 Q Radio Show! “No experts. Just opinions.” 

Show No. 494

Scheduled for 75-90 mins.

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