Imaginary and make-believe play are totally appropriate for young children. However with make-believe, kids know certain things are not real. When it comes to the Easter Bunny, it's a whole other story.Read Full Story
You thought your child was asleep. You even waited an extra beat before digging out the plastic eggs and that green grass. But while you were playing bunny, you got caught. So now what? Real Moms share their stories of getting busted!Read Full Story
Last week, Babble blogger Kate, a mom of two young children with a third on the way, wrote a post titled, “Mom Confession: I think I love my son a little bit more.” In it, she shares that she loves her son more than her daughter. Did she do the right thing by being honest and putting out there what some moms feel? Or should she have kept those thoughts to herself?Read Full Story
Sometimes little white lies are a relationship necessity, like when you can’t bear to tell him you think his older sister is crazy, and instead pretend to love her. But there are some things you need to be honest about if you want to maintain a healthy relationship.Read Full Story
You thought you dealt with the lying issue when your child was younger. You thought it was clear: you and your teenager had enough of a bond of respect and honesty that he wouldn’t lie to you. But then your teenager did lie to you. In addition to dealing with the lie, you are dealing with bigger emotions -- some hormonally fueled -- and judgment on all sides. What the heck happened?Read Full Story
Sadly, lying is a part of life. Even if we put a big emphasis on honesty at home, as adults and parents we lie, and kids learn how to lie from us. Sometimes the lies are “little” lies -- lies told to protect oneself, make oneself look better, cover an emotion or avoid minor judgment. Other times the lies are big -- whoppers! They are “How on earth did he think he could get away with that one?!” lies. What’s a parent to do?Read Full Story
What’s the harm, you ask? It’s just a little white lie. We all tell little lies, you say. Well, maybe we do. But does that make a lack of honesty okay? Has lying become a habit for you? If you don't want your kids to see you telling lies, or worse, tell lies themselves, then it's time to stop lying.Read Full Story
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