1. Wendy Marcus says:

    Heavy topic, but presented in a most entertaining way. When my children were young I had a zero lying policy, because they couldn’t yet identify the difference between a bad lie and an acceptable lie. My older two children don’t lie well. I can always tell. My youngest does it with ease, and about the most unimportant things.

  2. How I remember those days and I also remember my oldest son telling me that I lie all the time because I’m writing stories about things that never happened. I think all my children learned to lie when it meant for them some kind of survival. Janet

  3. Amy says:

    Wow, dinner at your house sounds a lot like mine! My pickiest eater is now sixteen and she pretty much makes her own meals now. Try as I might, I never could get her to expand her tiny repertoire of acceptable foods. Of course, I had plenty of people telling me what I was doing wrong. When she was seven, she traveled with me and my husband to pick up our daughter in China. Emily went FIVE days without eating a thing. Which I thought pretty much blew everyone’s theory that “hey, if you just let her get hungry enough, she’ll eat.”

    Hmmm, those little white lies are kinda important, I think. Especially ones like “you look great in that bathing suit, hon!”

    Hope you’re doing well!


    • jennifer121 says:

      HI Amy,
      You always make me feel better! Dinner is always a challenge – Jake eats nothing and can pick out a vegetable no matter how well it is hidden.
      As for the white lies, please God let them tell me I look good in a bathing suit…I dont’ want to hear the truth!! Hope you are doing well with your revisions!

  4. Yolanda says:

    This reminds me of my friends small children who are brutally honest, except for when they’re about to get in trouble. And you’re right – lying and getting caught = conflict.

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