Have you ever told your children one or two of these little white lies? If so, you are definitely not alone! Parents are often guilty of telling their kids a lie to get away with something sneaky or get out of doing something we really don’t want to do!

We often inadvertently tell kids a tiny little white lie when we really can’t be bothered dealing with another huge tantrum or an argument over the real answer…. Can you relate to any of these? How many?

White lies parents tell kids

  • Sorry, I think it’s broken.
  • Oh no, the Chocolate has all gone!
  • It’s hot/spicy, you won’t like it.
  • I don’t have any money on me.
  • That’s so clever!
  • We are nearly there now.
  • It’s past bedtime.
  • I’m watching, I promise!
  • Sorry I think the park/pool/playground is closed today.
  • I think the batteries are flat.
  • Vegetables help you grow big and strong.
  • Wait until dad gets home!
  • I’m going to count to 10…
  • It’s mummy’s special juice.
  • I think it’s going to rain.
  • It’s too hot outside.
  • I didn’t hear anything…
  • Oh quick, look over there… (hides something quickly while they aren’t looking)
  • I’ve got your nose!
  • Santa won’t come to naughty children.

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