I’ve got two boys. They’re really good at getting into trouble – often times, together. I know when things go quiet in my house that it’s never a good sign! I don’t mind a little curiosity and enthusiasm, but I don’t let them get away with a lot. They’ve got to learn that there are boundaries, that actions have consequences and that sometimes they take things too far.
You know who else has a knack for getting into trouble? That Curious George! I love that little Monkey! He’s adorable, and if you’ve ever seen the Curious George Movie (starring Will Ferrell – available on Netflix) you will be totally drawn into his back story and how the two became the best of friends. But every now and then I watch an episode of what George is up to and have to talk through with my preschooler what George did wrong and why it wasn’t okay. Thankfully, George always fixes his mistakes in the end and the episodes end on an upper.
Curiosity is a wonderful thing, but it’s important to have open discussions with our children about why doing and saying things that aren’t true can be damaging. Thankfully at this age my kids lies are pretty obvious, but they need to understand that people (and themselves) can be hurt by such behavior. In this house, honesty is the best policy!
You can find several season of Curious George on Netflix Canada to help along your chats. How do you encourage honesty in your home?
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