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Top 20 white lies told by parents

top 20 white lies told by parents

So there is a Top 20 list of white lies that most parents tell their kids to avoid potential tantrums and stressful situations.

Apparently stressed out parents tell their children three white lies a day a study has revealed and I can absolutely believe it.

Through a study that was done to mark the launch of a new parenting show called The Davina Hour it's been revealed that parents tell little fibs to avoid tears, to get their children to hurry up when they need to be somewhere like saying "If you don't hurry up, I am going without you".

I know I've most certainly used that one, even though I would never leave without my child.

They also love to use Santa and the naughty list to keep them from misbehaving, I'm guilty of using that one too.

The funny thing is we expect our children to not lie or tell small fibs but we do it often, like being adamant that the tooth fairy came at night. Quite ironic isn't it?

I for one will keep the tooth fairy alive for as long as possible!

Take a look at the list below and tell us which white lies you've told your child!

Top 20 white lies told by parents

  1. Yes, we’re nearly there

  2. Father Christmas keeps a naughty list

  3. The Tooth Fairy has been

  4. Eating carrots will help you see in the dark

  5. If you don’t hurry up, I am going without you

  6. Watching TV will damage your eyesight

  7. If the wind changes your face will stay like that

  8. The needle won’t hurt

  9. You should never tell lies

  10. If you go outside with wet hair, you’ll catch a cold

  11. School years are the best years of your life

  12. If you swallow that chewing gum it will be inside you for seven years

  13. Mum and dad are not arguing, we are having a discussion

  14. You’re the most beautiful child in the world

  15. When the ice cream van plays the music that means the ice cream has sold out

  16. Eating your crusts will make your hair go curly

  17. What goes around comes around

  18. Your pet has gone to live somewhere else

  19. Oh that noise from our bedroom? We were playing a game

  20. There are fairies at the bottom of the garden

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