When is Lying to your Children Okay?

Our resident psychologists Dani and Christina were recently quoted in an article on mamamia about lying to your children.

Roxy Jacenko has gone on record to state that she has told her children their father is ‘in China’, while in reality he in jail for Insider Trading.

This is a difficult situation to deal with, and Roxy’s approach, while deemed irresponsible by some media outlets, is not uncommon.

There are many situations when the absence of a parent or loved one will need to be explained to a child.

And sometimes it may seem worth concealing the truth from your kids in order to protect them from the harsh reality of a situation.

What is most important when considering lying to your children is the future implications of that lie…

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