Wednesday 18th September 2019

    Lies We Tell Kids


    Adults lie constantly to kids. I'm not saying we should stop, but I think we should at least examine which lies we tell and why.

    There may also be a benefit to us. We were all lied to as kids, and some of the lies we were told still affect us. So by studying the ways adults lie to kids, we may be able to clear our heads of lies we were told.

    I'm using the word "lie" in a very general sense: not just overt falsehoods, but also all the more subtle ways we mislead kids. Though "lie" has negative connotations, I don't mean to suggest we should never do this - just that we should pay attention when we do.

    One of the most remarkable things about the way we lie to kids is how broad the conspiracy is.

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