Moms Talk is a weekly feature on Sherman Oaks Patch, in which local parents are invited to share opinions and advice on parenting issues.
Today's Question: Is it ever OK to lie to your child?
Tell us what you think.
Our Moms Council members include:
Linda Arbiter: A licensed family therapist in Sherman Oaks, Linda is also the mother of three children. Linda's specialities include parenting issues, adolescent development and anxiety issues involving children.
Michele Dahl: Michele is a freelance writer and mother to 3-year-old firecracker Shelby and 1-year-old sweetheart Cash. In between working three jobs—not including her unpaid gig as a mommy—she is a contributing writer and product reviewer for hollywoodmomblog.com.
Randi Green: Randi is raising three children, ages 18, 15 and 10. She is a personal trainer, working with children as well as adults. Randi says: "I’ve dealt with the terrible twos, the trying tweens and the terrific/horrific teen years, and have firm opinions on it all!"
Rose Sevilla: Rose is a full-time personal assistant to her toddler, Alastair, and is pregnant with twin boys. She holds a master's degree in linguistics and consults as a language/learning specialist. Prior to entering motherhood, Rose was a classroom teacher for nearly a decade.
This week's question is posed by Randi Green:
When if ever, is it OK to lie to a child?
Tell us what you think in the comments section of our site.