Telling the Truth (for March 29th, 2011)
Young children say what they mean even if it’s a little embarrassing for you.
They’re a great motivation to align your words and actions.
If you are less than truthful, your child may catch you up at that critical moment at customs or question what adults call white lies.
Your child will also tell you the truth about you. When they get older, they will show you the truth about yourself. They will display some of your least favourite quirks and qualities. My child, my funhouse mirror.
Your happiness exercise: In all that you say and do, imagine a child is watching you.