By Lisaaa - 27/10/2010 11:47 - Canada
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Once she asked your permission to lie, you were up a creek no matter your response. I guess it's time to teach her the value of the Little White Lie.
I taught my kids to never say anything bad about a gift in front of the person who gives it, and if they ever ask about it later on, to say something that would appease them. Like in this case, my kids would have said :thanks for the sweater" and later on when asked about it, "oh it got torn playing football in it",which is usually true with my boys since any clothes they not like, they wear when they play football outside
I want to live in a world where everyone tells the truth. If I got you a bad gift I want to know that, because I'll know what to get you next year! If you hate me, why don't you just say it to my face. It's better than pretending to like me and then gossiping behind my back.
why F YOUR life? more like F the grandparents' lives...YDI for raising an ungrateful child
Little kids speak their minds, this is why they get taught to keep some things to themselves. I suppose it depends how little she was, but chances are that most people at her age have said something their parents were not proud of. Hopefully her grandparents understood.