Let’s face it, we all lie. White lies make life easier for us parents i.e. when I just don’t feel like leaving the house on a Sunday morning I’ve been known to fib a lil white lie like; the store is closed today, I spoke to the owner and she told me they were closing today. Or to make my kids happy I might have stretched the truth just a teeny tiny bit with a little white lie like; i.e. I promise you the tooth fairy is real .
Young kids make up stories as they learn the difference between fact and fiction, while older kids sometimes lie to cover for each other or to keep themselves out of trouble. So how do I cope when I catch my kids lying? I asked them a bit about their itty bitty lies and here is what they had to say!
Whether growing pains or more of a laughable moment, Check out some of these Netflix kid-friendly titles related to lying and honesty for inspiration which will resonate and may even help you broach the subject in a less threatening way to your little little Liar Liar pants on fire!For little kids Netflix offers a season of Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot whose episodes feature ample opportunities for parents and kids to deal with the issues of lying in a really organic way.
I especially liked this episode of Care Bears: S1E8, Untruths and Consequences
Another great Netflix series for kids is Little Princess: and S1E9, I Didn’t Do It will help kids learn about taking responsibility for their actions
For teens a great Netflix show that deals with the consequences of lying ( in a totally teen-like way) is Pretty Little Liars
And for adults I am OVER THE MOON about the Rayburn clan and their deceitful ways and their lies in the original Netflix series Bloodline. This family has some dark family secrets they’re willing to do anything to keep from coming out — lying included. And while you may not know the Rayburn clan just yet, The Philadelphia Inquirer calls Bloodline “an intricately drawn and superbly cast portrait of a family in crisis.” Starring Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and set in the Florida keys, the series follows a family caught between the ugly truth and the terrible lie that covers it up – a storyline that conjured our friends at Variety to predict that, “.. those who give Bloodline a chance will, pretty quickly, find themselves hooked.” And I can officially say- I AM HOOKED!