Should Parents Keep Secrets From Each Other?
I’m a mom of two girls ages 3 and 5. Recently the older one has been asking me to not tell my husband things that happen between her and me. So for example – on the way home from camp yesterday she misbehaved and had to do a short time out. About an hour later, she asked me to not tell her dad. She said if I told him she’d be embarrassed (he’s not much of a disciplinarian and doesn’t yell or spank her). I feel bad hiding things from my husband but am wondering if maybe it’s ok that certain things stay between kids and me. Would love some advice. Thanks!
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