Like most mums you want your kids to be Honest. Big word for them to understand eh.
Well in my house I had a hidden camera( really I did not have a camera ).Kids believe their mama ha ha. I would always say if they did something wrong I would know by looking at the camera so they had better fork over the truth. Low and behold they would spit out the truth ha ha. Poor kids ha ha.
Then my eldest son of 31 said to me one day. You know what mum that camera trick really does works.I said oh with a secret smurk on my face.He said I tried it on Chris( his son) and mum he actually told the truth.
I always told my kids if they tell the truth they would never be punished.Wonder why they did not believe me. Their lives would have been so much better .