2. “When I was your age, I never would have done that.”
It is abominable to make my child think that I was the perfect kid. I may just have been as lousy, frustrating and difficult when I was his age, or even worse.
3. “It won’t hurt. I promise.”
We do tell our kids this type of lie when we take them to the hospital and the doctor is going to give them a shot. This becomes an obvious lie in no time. When the needle is pierced into their skin, it hurts. It hurts a lot. And they don’t simply become distrustful of us; they also become distrustful of the doctors.
4. “I don’t know.”
Yes, our kids ask us a lot of dumb and challenging questions. Sometimes it is so frustrating trying to answer every question that they have and providing them knowledge they so desperately seek.
5. “It is not whether you win or lose, just work hard and play the game of life.”
I don’t suggest you tell your kids this. The truth is that life is not fair, and the person who plays the game of life hardest may eventually not get rewarded.
What do you think about these, personally I’m not sure I am agreeing 100% with #1 if we know how to explain this correctly to our young children, yes unfortunately the world is based on ego in a great part, but there is much value and a great lesson to be learned with what this really means for a young person especially.
What do you think? Share your take on this in the comments section below.