Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Netflix #StreamTeam April 2015-Liar Liar Pants on Fire

Teaching your child right from wrong is the best thing you can do as a parent. Plenty of children think lying is a better choice than telling the truth, because they're scared to get in trouble.  If they told the truth initially, it would be received a lot better than trying to cover it up.  When a child knows to do the right thing at an early age, it will help them make better choices throughout life.

Netflix is focusing on its new original series this month, Bloodline.  The Rayburns, who are the family in the show, have some dark secrets that they're wiling to do anything to keep from coming out--lying included.  While everyone lies, some lies are more serious than others. It's one thing to tell your child the park is closed today because you're too tired to take them, but it's another to hide financial matters from your husband.

White lies make it easier for parents and also can potentially make kids happy too.  Young children can make up stories as they learn the difference between fact and fiction, but older kids sometimes lie to keep themselves out of trouble.  It's important that parents sit children down and have them fully understand how lying can impact them.

How do you cope with your child lying? My daughter is only 18 weeks old, so it's impossible for her to lie right now.  As she gets older, I hope she will come to me and be honest about her situation, rather than lying.  Every parent hopes their child will deal properly with a situation or problem, but that's not always the case.  I hope I'll be able to get through to her without her lying.

Netflix has recommend certain TV and movie titles that revolve around lying.  Showing your child these picks would be a smart way to incorporate entertainment with life lessons.

For Little Kids:

1. The Gruffalo
2. Care Bears: S1E8: Untruths and Consequences
3. Veggie Tales In The House: S1E9: Lie-monade
4. Little Princess: S1E9: I Didn't Do It

For Big Kids:

1. Totally Spies!
2. A.N.T Farm S3E9: Pants on Fire
3. Spy School
4. Jessie S1E14-World Wide Web of Lies

For Teens and Parents: 

1. Bloodline
2. Revenge
3. The Bling Ring
4. Pretty Little Liars

Netflix is always wonderful at offering such a diverse mix of options for any age range.  Remember, it's never too early to teach your child right from wrong.  Why not start today?

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