Honesty

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There’s a lot to be said for honesty in blogging.

Yesterday your comments blew my mind. Seriously.

I was amazed by the number of readers who wanted to express their honest opinion on my little corner of the blogiverse – and I absolutely loved it. I always read every single comment I receive, and try to reply to them (but lately have been slacking! Sorry!), but I loved hearing why everyone either agreed or disagreed.

Do you know why?

Because that way I know more about YOU. My readers. The people who take the time to read what I’m writing.

I learned so much about you guys. I learned that many of my readers really dislike processed foods and are very concerned with what they cook for their families. I learned that another bunch of you care about nutrition in different aspects, and are still concerned for their families health, although in different ways.

It’s fascinating to me that there’s such a differing of opinions on such a simple item of discussion, and I love that it seems to be split down the middle.

I love your honesty and I want to thank you for sharing that with me.

The Flip-Side of Honesty

Today a blog post by a relatively popular blogger popped up on my Facebook (popular based on the fact that she had over 70 comments on her Facebook post) entitled ‘My Son Is A Liar‘.

The title immediately rubbed me the wrong way (and no, I won’t link to it, but I’m sure you can google it) but I clicked the link anyway and started reading through it, hoping for the best. I couldn’t believe my eyes when she published, for the whole world to see, that her 7 year old son had been lying to her about doing his homework. Honesty is one thing, but this felt wrong.

I went back to my Facebook and though of writing her a comment, and saw a few people who already had disagreed with her, but so many others that commended her and looked for advice on what to do for their lying kids. Say what? Seriously? I just “UN-Liked” her so I’d never have to see anything from her again.

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I would never in my life discuss,Β in full detail, a situation that my daughter was in, on my blog, especially one that is so blatantly negative to the child. Your child will see that one day. Their friends will see that. How will her son feel when he’s repeatedly called a LIAR, by his MOTHER, for all to see?

And FURTHERMORE! The whole issue was that this child was NOT supervised during his supposed “Homework Time” (he instead played a video game than did his homework), his parents did NOT look over his homework when he was done, and his parents SIGNED the Agenda stating that he had done his homework.

I have a feeling she is more embarrassed about ‘lying to the teacher’ and she’s blaming it on a 7 year old boy. Ridiculous. She even took the time to make a ‘pin-worthy’ image for her blog post.

I think there’s a difference between venting about a parenting situation and calling your child out in anger over an incident. What do you think?

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