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What is the best lie you have ever told your child? [Copy link] 中文

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When my daughter was very young, she would sometimes have nightmares about “monsters.” She’d wake up terrified and crying. This is not uncommon in small children, especially if they’ve got an imagination and have been watching too much TV (or hearing their parents talk about elected officials. Sigh.)

I was quite sad every time this happened because I have never enjoyed seeing her frightened or sad. It also resulted in her disturbing my wife and me, and we sometimes could not get back to sleep for hours.

I got a small brass bell and attached it to a metal chain. I wrapped it in special paper and ribbon. I then made a special presentation to her of a “magic” gift when I returned from one of my trips. I told her I had visited the elves and gotten a magic bell. It would protect her at night from monsters, and if any showed up, all she had to do was ring it and they would be banished forever. We hung it from her bedpost so it was right near her pillow.

My wife thinks she heard the bell once thereafter. Never again did monsters wake any of us up at night.

As she got older, the bell got moved to a drawer, then to storage, and now that she lives elsewhere I don’t know where it is. I hope that it is continuing to keep monsters away, however. (If only I could find it, I might ship it to DC to reduce my anxiety level!)


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Dead people don't talk, Daughter soon to be a doctor wasn't I wrong

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Very, very rarely, and only in an immediate emergency, should parents ever lie to children!
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when you grow up .. you can do whatever you want .. hell no ..

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"What is the best lie you have ever told your child"


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I don't really remember telling lies to any children. I think it is best to tell children the truth. I remember telling a kid that superheroes are not real and the mother was upset about it. I also hate Xmas and Easter because I think it is wrong to lie to children about Santa and the Easter Bunny.

I also can't think of any big lie that I have told to an adult. I am sure I have told lies but I really don't lie much. Yeah I can't think of anything.

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