Even the most well-intended parents lie to their kids. The lies are inevitably revealed, but it might buy the parents a few years of relief. Ultimately, the kids will realize you’ve betrayed their trust and be more inclined to question everything you tell them.
Here are some of the more popular lies.
If you suck your thumb
You’ll develop an overbite.
If you swallow a watermelon seed
A watermelon will grow inside you.
Tell the truth.
You won’t be in any trouble.
We love you both equally and treat you both the same.
Pick your nose
Sometimes a little misdirection may be beneficial. But be careful not to take it too far.
Lies can be dangerous.