5 Lies Parents Tell Their Children

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“That [artwork] is great!”

Who hasn’t toiled away at what we consider a masterpiece, run to our parents beaming with pride, and saw the look on our parents’ face that confirms that we just drew Sistine Chapel on construction paper? As we grow up we realize that look on their face is a natural instinct of confusion, and pride. Parents are actually proud of their child’s work. We never have a clue what the picture actually is and have to creatively ask our children to describe what is on paper without hurting their feelings. The truth is it’s a terrible drawing. However, for their sake we tell them that this artwork is in fact amazing… and it is.

Note: I read somewhere that you should never ask a child “What is that?” They unconsciously internalize that and it can become a hindrance on their creativity.

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