For parents in my age group, the concept of tattling might bring one particular episode featuring the first family of ’70s television to mind. You remember on “The Brady Bunch” when Cindy created drama within the family by tattling? Whether you recall this brilliant show (aptly titled “The Tattle Tale”) or not, the moral was simple—no one likes a tattle tale.
So when our young kids start doing it, how should we react? After all, we were trained to believe that tattling is undesirable and for a parent it can actually be quite annoying. Breezy Mama went to renowned author and child psychologist Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD (NJ lic. #4254) for her expertise and best practices for parents to tackle this tough behavior among preschoolers. –Robyn Lass, Breezy Mama correspondent
Why do kids tattle?
There are a lot of reasons why children might tattle. Tattling may be an attempt to
1) Set the world to rights.
2) Solve a problem.
3) Get the other child in trouble.
At what age does it usually start?
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