Friday, April 29, 2011

Kids Who Lie



by Seattle Jon (bio)

Most days, we allow our kids thirty minutes each on the computer to do as they please. The other day, our ten year-old daughter told me that our nine year-old boy was back on the computer after having already spent his allotment. When confronted, he said he was "just checking my email." After reminding him that he never checks his email, he sheepishly admitted to have been playing games. The result? One week technology detox (computer, iProducts) for the additional computer time and another week for the lie.

I almost shortened the technology sentence when later that evening he came to me and said, "Dad, I'm really sorry about lying. I don't know what I was thinking. My brain must have been the size of a walnut." [Did he mean peanut?] I wonder how many of you out there have nutty kids who lie like mine do.

Learning to Lie (New York Magazine): here
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