NBC Today show interview on the topic with Ann Curry online.]
I'm not talking about allowing young children the fantasy of a Santa Claus or a Tooth Fairy when they are the age that needs magical thinking. They were talking about lying when it is [in her words] "more expedient." The example she used was trying to get a toddler to leave the playground if you need to get to an appointment. She said that in our "frenetic" over-scheduled lives it is simpler to tell the toddler the park is closing than to tell the truth. If our lives are too busy to be honest with our children, we need to take another look at our priorities.
I would like to think that a backlash is in order. I do not want to think that the "experts" and the "majority" condone lying. I suspect that the TODAY show's usual parenting expert [Michele Borba] would have a fit over this! Please check out the interview and respond, to me, to parenting.com, or even to the Today show.
P.S. Sorry the post is late.... finally a snow storm [lst of the winter!] and had to shovel before I could get to my blog. Welcome winter :-)
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