My Teens Don't Lie! No, Really!

BlogHer Spotlight

I have to admit something: When I read chickymara's post about how her teens don't lie, I snorted. Riiiiight, I thought. Having told some whoppers in my day, I just couldn't believe it.

But this mom also told her share of big lies back in the day, and so she can spot one a mile away. On top of that, she's created a "no need to lie" environment, and it's working really well for this family. I'm deeply intrigued.

Just reading some of the things her kids are up-front and honest about gives me hope for the teen years in our home:

no liesUnfortunately for my kids, because I told all of those teenage lies, it’s pretty hard to pull one over on me. Having ‘been there done that’, I can spot Pinocchio’s nose growing from a mile away. But, that never really happens, because, as I said, my teenagers don’t lie to me.

How do I know that?

It’s possible one of them said, ‘Can you drive me to my friend’s house so I can drink? I don’t want to drink and drive.’

It’s possible that they call me and said, ‘Can I skip class right now. There’s a substitute.’

It’s possible that they call me and ask if their friend that’s a boy but not their boyfriend can sleep over.

I know what a unicorn means in the teen girl world. I know who has tried drugs, who’s on the pill, who’s parents are splitting up. I know a lot. I mostly know everyone’s secrets. Sometimes I know more than I want.

She goes on to explain how she made a "no need to lie" environment. Do you have a similar experience going on in your house?

Photo Credit: shannonkringen.

Read more from My Teens Don’t Lie. I’m Not Lying. at Be Nice or Leave

More Like This

Comments

In order to comment on BlogHer.com, you'll need to be logged in. You'll be given the option to log in or create an account when you publish your comment. If you do not log in or create an account, your comment will not be displayed.