Before your child started speaking, you probably didn't worry too much about curbing your conversations around her. But school-age children pick up on things said within earshot - and repeat them elsewhere. Kids don't have filters, so you need to. Because you would hate for your child's teacher to know that "Mommy's a liberal and Daddy's a conservative and they have sex on Wednesday and Saturday nights but Daddy had a vasectomy so we won't be getting a sister or a brother."
- "6 Things Your Child's Teacher Won't Tell You (But Wishes You Knew)." Shine.yahoo.com, 2010. http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/6-things-your-childs-teacher-wont-tell-you-but-wishes-you-knew-508200/
- "20 More Things Your Child's Teacher Won't Tell You." Readers Digest, 2010. http://www.rd.com/home-garden/20-more-things-your-childs-teacher-wont-tell-you/article164878.html
- Guilbert, Juliette. "Why Kids Lie -- Age by Age Honest advice for dealing with your child's lies." Parenting.com, 2010. http://www.parenting.com/article/Toddler/Behavior/Why-Kids-Lie-Age-by-Age/4
- "Preschool Confidential: What Teachers Want You to Know." Parenting.com, 2010. http://www.parenting.com/article/Child/Daycare--Education/Preschool-Confidential-What-Teachers-Want-You-to-Know/3
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