pinnochioMy entire life is a lie. Well, that's not completely true. See, I just lied. It's probably because ever since childhood, we adults have been lied to our entire lives.
Okay, so I still refuse to believe that Pluto is not a planet. George Washington never chopped down a cherry tree. And the Civil War wasn't a war to free the slaves. Whether in school or at home, kids are just told certain things to make learning easier. Maybe they're not the most blatant lies, but more a stretching of the truth. Regardless, a white lie is a lie.
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So why do we lie to our kids? And don't tell me you don't. Everyone has lied to their kids at one point or another. Maybe we do it because their minds aren't developed enough to understand the full concept of some things. Or maybe we do it because it's just easier that way.
Since the average U.S. adult lies roughly 29 percent of the time (See, I just made that up. I lied. Again. It's soRead More »from 10 Big, Fat Lies We All Tell Our Kids