Honestly, Avoid This One Technique to Raise Healthy Children


Honestly, Avoid This One Technique to Raise Healthy Children
By Robyn Koslowitz PhD, Targeted Parenting, for Psychology Today

Parenting by lying might seem efficient. We’ve all heard parents say things like:

“I’m not getting dressed up to go out, just go to bed.”
“We can’t buy that chocolate; the store doesn’t let us.”
“That won’t hurt a bit!”

But we may be better off resisting the temptation to lie.

Here’s Why:

Recently published research conducted via a collaboration between Nanyang Technological University, the University of Toronto, the University of California, and Zhejiang Normal University demonstrates that although parents are tempted to lie to elicit short-term compliance, the harm may outweigh the benefit…more

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