Lying to Kids

Lies, Damned Lies And Christmas

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Parents
Joshua Ostroff

All year long I tell my son that lying is bad. Not just bad but the worst. And then every December my wife and I lie to him all month long. We do it for him, to preserve his fleeting belief in magic for as long as we can.

Elf-On-the-Shelf and Other Lies We Tell Our Kids

Yummy Mummy Club | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Living
Yummy Mummy Club

I am of the mind that parenting, when done correctly, involves delicately hopping over the line between imaginative play and outright deception. But man, does this time of year challenge even me. I'm not saying parents shouldn't indulge in the Yuletide traditions, old and new. But at this point, I'm not sure about how to handle the Santa thing once the hard questions come.