Good Morning! Happy Hump Day! We're half way done with the work week, time to start making weekend plans! Here's what you missed on today's show.
The Morning Brain Buster:
Q: This Happens to the average person three times a week.
A: The computer freezes.
Bonehead Of The Day:
Amanj Issen tried to surprise his partner with a romantic gesture. Instead, the two are out of a house. Yassen lit dozens of candles and had champagne and flowers for Jana Stankeviciute to welcome her back from her native Latvia. When Yassen closed the door to hide the surprise, the candles lit the carpet on fire and the room was 70-percent destroyed. Their house is currently uninhabitable.
Polish Couple Fall Off Cliff While Taking A Selfie.. Oops
A Polish couple in Portugal fell off the edge of a cliff while they were posing for a selfie.
The couple was visiting the cliffs of Cabo da Roca with their children when they fell to their deaths, the Independent reported.
The tragic accident occurred on Saturday, but emergency workers were not able to recover the bodies until Sunday because poor weather conditions impeded their search.
What To Do When Kids Lie
Let’s face it, kids like to lie. They’re like Tom Cruise in “A Few Good Men.” They just can’t handle the truth. Well, whether they’re fibbing about brushing their teeth, or the monster under their bed that told them they need to eat cookies at 3am, here are a few ways to handle a lying child.
1. Establish that lying is worse than whatever they're hiding. - "Kids need to know that lying is worse in their parents' minds than whatever the lie itself was trying to cover up," says Harley Rotbart, parenting expert and author of “No Regrets Parenting.” "As kids get older, knowing the real story is ever more important. Young kids' lies rarely have severe consequences, but lies told by tweens and teens can be very consequential, even dangerous."
2. Give them two chances to confess. - Kids throw in the towel pretty easily, especially if they know you know the truth. Just make it clear that you know what’s up. Punishment should be reduced if they cop to the offense.
3. Reward honesty, even if you find out something awful. - "Praise kids when they are honest, especially when it is difficult," says Elizabeth Lombardo, PhD, author of the upcoming “Better Than Perfect: 7 Strategies to Crush Your Inner Critic and Create a Life You Love.”
4. Don't ask why they lied. - Kids have a tough time verbalizing their logic. Also, umm…they lied because they didn’t want to get into trouble, duh.
5. Help your child feel what lying is like. - Have your kid verbalize how it feels to lie. Also, try asking “how would you feel if somebody lied to you?”
6. If you don't know what's true, trust your kids. - Give your kid the benefit of the doubt, and if you find out they’re lying, make sure they know how disappointed you are.
7. Don't freak out over a few fibs. - Kids lie. That’s what they do, and it’s part of growing up. Don’t worry; they won’t grow up to be pathological liars…if you follow steps one through six!
Source: The Stir
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Video Of The Day:
There's a Muppet version of "What'cha Want"