How much do you tell your kids?

@vicki2876 (5640)
Canada
July 28, 2007 6:34am CST
I am honest with my kids. Depending on their age I will always tell them the truth as much as they can understand for their ages. But I have been told that my kids know way too much for their ages. Do you say everything or do you avoid certain stuff?
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@ssh123 (31104)
• India
28 Jul 07
From generation to generation the IQ of the children are on increase and they seem to be great observers. Even if you avoid the conversation in the house between you and your husband, the children come to know of it with the behavioural patterns of the parents. The exposure to the world of activities is more to the children now than what it was some 20 years ago or 40. IT is not necessary to tell everything to children. What they should know about family, relations, morals, ethics -- only those things are sufficient and the remaining even if you do not tell, they learn from their classmates.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
28 Jul 07
Great answer thanks for you response!
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
28 Jul 07
You are most welcome.
@lisagayle (395)
• United States
30 Jul 07
Growing up, no one ever told me anything, i think it leads to some very naive people, I know I was one for some time, and I decided to tell my child the truth about everything, when she asked, and explain it to her in as much detail as she needed, I think you are a good mom for telling you children the truth about life. We have a little 12 year old neighbor girl who is so very naive, and her mother tells her nothing, it makes me feel sorry for her, the girl also attends a very strict Christian School and her mother is very strict about the clothes she wears, dresses and skirts all the time, I went to the same church as these people, and the church is not the kind that tells you to wear dresses and long sleeves all the time, and all that kind of stuff. So, I feel sorry for her, because one of these days reality is going to strike, and will she be ready? i know I was not.
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@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
30 Jul 07
Thanks for your perspective! Vicki
@thefuture (1751)
• Nigeria
28 Jul 07
That very good friend. I can imagine the kind of honest mother you are. It is good to be honest with our kids and tell them what they deserve to know, but as you said, it should be according to their age. Eventhough am not married (still struggling to get into the university), I will be honest with my children most the things they deserve to know. Thanks and have a nice day.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
28 Jul 07
You have a nice day too Vicki
• United States
28 Jul 07
I tell my children pretty much everything. Just as you, I tell them as much as I believe they will understand for their ages. And I agree with the comment above, what we don't tell them they will find out from friends at school,(and the television).
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
28 Jul 07
Thanks for your post! Also i agree with ya
• China
29 Jul 07
I agree with you.I consider that honesty is one of the best character.My friends figure out that he should not a bad man if he doesn't throw away the hoesty.So I will tell my kids the truth unless I feel it will hurt him.but i still tell the story about I want to tell him ,that is happened indeed in the life.