We Told the TRUTH at #DadChat

Category: #DadChat


Do you tell the truth to your kids? What about your spouse? What about other couples when you hang out? The truth is NOT a simple thing, though we all think it is. Do we tell our kids that Santa is not real? Do we tell our spouse they look lousy today? See? That’s what we discussed – telling the truth – at #DadChat Thursday, August 16. Read the transcript, if you DARE! 

Homework was this column, Why Don’t  Couples Tell the Truth?

#DadChat strives to be the best parent community on Twitter and I believe we’re succeeding because we are not afraid to tackle the tough subjects yet we are a wide-open forum and we do throw in the occasional joke and lighter moments.


  • http://reallycooldad.com/ Stephen

    This is going to be an interesting #DadChat session. As you say, “truth” is not a simple thing. Perhaps the nuance of truth is in our intent. Santa Claus (the story we attach to pagan Xmas) is as real as the reason we celebrate the pagan holiday; he’s a metaphor for encouraging joy and kindness. So yes, when we tell our children about Santa Claus, we are telling them the truth. Do I tell my wife she looks lousy? No—she never does, given the context of when I see her. Sometimes there is something about her that seems unnaturally different, perhaps even less desirable. I will tell her, if only to understand her more.

    What is your goal with the “truth”, because an opinion or machine-like-logic seems like a poor reason to make someone feel poorly.

    • http://www.brucesallan.com Bruce Sallan

      I agree, Stephen…and I’m not being flip given the depth of your comment! “See” you tomorrow at #DadChat!