Nanny to Mommy: Parents Lie...And That's Okay #streamteam

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Parents Lie...And That's Okay #streamteam

I received complimentary products to share this post. All opinions are my own.
I lie to my kids. There I said it. Feels good to have that weight lifted off my chest.
If you don't have kids, or thinking about having kids, or a new parent and you are sitting there reading this and thinking, "I'm NEVER going to lie to my children." Never say never, my dear friend. Because you will one day. And when you first do it, you may not even think that's it's a lie. And then you think, well it didn't hurt anyone. A white lie is still a lie.
I lie to my kids and have no shame in doing so.


Things I lie to my kids about:
1. Santa Claus, The Easter Bunny, & The Tooth Fairy. We also do Elf on The Shelf. We use theses tactics to get our kids to clean their room, be "good" at the grocery store, and other little things. I have fond memories of the first three I mentioned and I want to continue that tradition with my children. Just because we have been using the same lie so long, doesn't make it the truth.

2. "That toy is broken". When I really took out the batteries because it wouldn't stop making noises randomly in the middle of the night, freaking me out, and thinking someone was breaking in.

3. "You ate the last cookie yesterday." I really are the last cookie. Sorry, kid. But let's avoid a meltdown as much as possible.

Let’s face it, we all lie. White lies make life easier for us (the park is closed today) or make our kids happy (Santa Claus is coming!). Young kids make up stories as they learn the difference between fact and fiction, while older kids sometimes lie to cover for each other or to keep themselves out of trouble. I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and Netflix has put together a list of kid-friendly titles related to lying and honesty for you that can help.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

For your little kids:
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For your big kids:
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And for teens and parents:
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NEW ON NETFLIX for kids and families

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Do you lie to your kids? Do you think white lies are okay? What do you think about the titles listed? Is lying an issue in your house?

I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and received complimentary products as such. No monetary compensation was received. However, I only support and recommend products and companies that I believe in. All opinions are my own.


  1. My girls love watching the Gruffalo, Carebears and Veggie Tales on Netflix! I agree we all do lie occasionally but that is not what I really want to do. I want my kids to trust me and know that when I say something it is truthful. I think they can be taught this by telling them that there is a difference between telling a lie, teasing or pretending(storytelling).

    1. True. This is referring to white lies. And a lie no matter white or not, is still a lie.

  2. I did the same thing as you! In reality telling your kids little lies to save them from going into full blown tantrums are OK in my book! LOL I can tell I'll be lying to my granddaughter real soon! She's smart as a whip and knows when the snacks come out, there hers! LOL


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