My 4-year old daughter told me that she was caned by her babysitter for indiscipline last night. Of course, as a parent, I was worried about what she told me.
In order to make sure that my daughter said the right thing, I "queried" my babysitter about my daughter’s behavior this morning.
Everything my daughter told me was true except one thing: the caning. My babysitter admitted that she beat her but not with cane. Just mildly beat with her bare hands.
Now, which one is telling the truth? It’s kind of hard to tell. I am not saying my daughter is lying. But sometimes, what our child tells us might not be the true picture. It’s not intentional, perhaps. They are just mixing up things or forget to tell you the whole thing.
At the end, I still have faith in my daughter that she’s going to learn to communicate without any "missing" point one day. And I also hope that my daughter is not telling lies intentionally last night.