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Parents Share the Most Elaborate Lies They’ve Ever Told Their Children

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Mom and Dad know best...

Is it ever okay to lie?

This has been a question asked by children and adults alike for generations. While results are mixed, it’s generally good to ask yourself the following questions before telling a lie: Is it helpful? Is it kind?

Not all lies are created equal, especially where little kids are involved. Parents have a duty to protect and educate their children while simultaneously preparing them for all of the life ahead of them. Sometimes, it’s just easier to tell a small white lie instead of explain difficult truths. And sometimes, these lies can last for years to come.

Redditors were asked to share the lies their parents told or that they told as parents that ended up lasting for way longer than expected, and their stories are hilarious. What did your parents tell you?

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