How we typically expect our kids to not lie to us, but then find ourselves lying to kids.
Why then do we lie?
What things do parents justify lying to their kids about.
Trey's take on whether or not Santa Clause is lying to kids.
As a disclaimer, this episode will have some things that many may be offended with.
If you do not handle a challenge to the status quo, I do not recommend this episode.
SImply defined, a lie is a an intentionally false statement. Most parents seem to have a very high level of expectation for our kids regarding lying. We often say "just don't lie to me." With that stated, I'm surprised at how many lies we (yes, myself included) tell to our kids "for their good."
We will typically justify it with statements like "I'm trying to protect them." But the question remains, is lying ever okay? Would we accept our kids lying to us to protect us? And just to mix things up, is Santa lying to a kid based off of our initial definition of a lie?