Elephant! What elephant are you talking about? Well, I'm talking about that mom who lies and her kids hear her doing it! If this is you stop it! I'll say it again, STOP IT! Because, all your kids can see is that big elephant in the room, not the extra special dinner you made, or the kind words to your neighbours. What they remember is you telling a lie. And, they wonder why you are doing it when, I'm sure you have already told them that lying is bad.
Kids seem to have this funny little habit of not doing what we tell them to do and, instead they do what they see us do! I think God did this on purpose. It's his way of keeping us truthful. Mom's will and can do amazing things when it's for their kids. Up, Dad's will eat that last donut right in front of their kid's drooling mouths. But, a mom, well she will find a way to cut it up perfectly even so that everybody get's their fair share, except her of course, she will forfeit her portion to her previous children!
So, if you struggle with little white lies have no shame. All you have to do is repent and start using the power of the Holy Ghost to kick that elephant out of your room!
Well, that easy! One of two reasons:
1.) The biggest reason why kids lye is because they love you. Up you read it right, it's because they love you so much that they don't want to displease you by telling you the big bad truth.
2.) Sorry to say this to you but, the other reason is that they are afraid of you. What? Your talking crazy Nadine, why would my kids be afraid of me? I love them more than life itself. Well, let me tell you.
Their afraid of your reaction!
Whatever the reason is that your kids are afraid to tell you the truth, just remember, your the adult and their the kids. It's up to you to fix this problem!
You need to make the first move! You need to stick your finger write in the middle of their sweet apple pie and destroy it for them to serve to anyone else in the future!
This means, out of the blue, you need to have an intentional and calm, conversation with you child about the lying. About how much you love them and how no matter what they do, they could never make you love them less. We take it for granted that our loved ones just know this but, it does a heart good to hear it!
Things you could do:
Now that you have thrown out the apple pie for angle cake, it's time for some sweet heaven on earth! Your kids will become like perfect little angle's in progress and you will have more peace and hoy in your home. Your family can partake in the eating of light fluffy and, calorie free family love cakes that God's angles will love to write about in your book of life here on earth. So, enjoy your cake!