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Parental lying…didn’t know it had a name?

parental lying, mumof2,


I know we all tell fibs to our children (come on…the tooth fairy? Father Christmas?) and don’t really think twice. We teach our children that lying / fibbing is a complete no no and there are consequences and within seconds we are telling them to eat their carrots to make their eyes see in the dark.

I didn’t think I did it *that* much until I read this article on the bbc’s website and realised it even has a name!! I like to think of it as fibbing rather than lying as lying sounds like being completely devious and setting out to do something underhanded on purpose.(spose fibbing fits in with definition too now I have read said article).

I’d be interested to know what other types of lying have names! As if parents don’t have enough parental guilt(there another name!) to deal with! I feel like using more explanation marks than I am ‘allowed’ but have a feeling I am more trying to deal with the fact I have been ‘found out’ for using such ‘underhanded tactics’ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Sorry!couldn’t resist the !)

I will say that I am most likely going to carry on using my creative ways of getting our boys to eat and behave and all the other things they need to do to stay safe. You?