Honestly, Avoid This One Technique to Raise Healthy Children

by Dulles Moms | December 13, 2008 10:21 am

By Robyn Koslowitz PhD, Targeted Parenting, 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[1]


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  1. more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/targeted-parenting/201912/honestly-avoid-one-technique-raise-healthy-children
  2. Read More: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/targeted-parenting/201912/honestly-avoid-one-technique-raise-healthy-children
  3. What a Kid Really Means When They Ask, ‘Why?’: https://dullesmoms.com/what-a-kid-really-means-when-they-ask-why/
  4. Your Mom Is Destined to Annoy You: https://dullesmoms.com/your-mom-is-destined-to-annoy-you/

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