Growing up we were exposed to the myths that our parents passed on from their parents. Warnings like,
If you swallow your gum it will sit in your stomach for seven years.
Going outside with wet hair will cause you to get a cold, or
Don’t go swimming after eating or you will get stomach cramps
are just a few. Such myths can get parents into trouble raising today’s children if they adopt these myths as truth. You may ask yourself, what is the motive behind using such statements with children? Is it just that since it was what your parents told you, it must be true? Time to check your facts. If you don’t, you be sure your kids will.