The Answer Sheet: Telling the Truth to Kids


Posted at 02:48 PM ET, 10/20/2009

Should teachers tell kids the truth about the Tooth Fairy?

This actually happened to my editor: It was Sunday morning and his 8-year-old daughter woke up fully expecting the Tooth Fairy to have left a gift. Craig and his wife forgot, and here’s what he said he did: “I panicked, tried to slip a dollar bill into her bed and GOT CAUGHT. Then, of course, I desperately lied, and reasonably well, but suspicion remains...” Afterward, Craig started wondering if he should have come clean at that point.

By Valerie Strauss  |  02:48 PM ET, 10/20/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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