White lies: mum-style
- March 12, 2018
- Posted by: polyglot polyglot
- Category: Uncategorized
To lie, or not to lie – that is the question. Have you ever noticed any lies, told by your parents? Have you ever lied to your children? According to the investigation, held by “Daily Mirror”, millions of mums tell 255 white lies to their children every year in the hope they will eat their vegetables or behave well. Bristol was named mums’ fibbing capital of Britain, followed by Belfast and Norwich where more than nine in ten mothers frequently lied to make the children to do as they were told.
What do you think they lie mostly about? Here we go… The most popular white lies the children hear daily:
- Carrots make you see in the dark.
- We’re almost there.
- If you don’t come now, I’ll leave you here.
- If you sit too close to the TV your eyes will go square.
- The chocolate has all gone.
- It’s bedtime – 30 minutes earlier than usual.
- It won’t hurt, I promise.
- If you keep pulling that face when the wind blows it will stay that way.
- Eating crusts will make your hair curly.
- There are no replacement batteries for that toy.
According to the study, one in three mothers said that fibbing often prevented tantrums and even stopped children being glued to the TV.
I’m not a mother yet, but I find the investigation very interesting. What I’m curious about, is: are there other ways to make children behave or do what you said, without lying? I would really appreciate you sharing the experience. What do you lie about? Can you avoid it? You are welcome to comment on this article below.