10 Things Parents Say to Make Their Kids Sound Perfect -- When They're Anything But

Liz Alterman | Jun 10, 2016 Being a Mom

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A lot of parents operate under the often-misguided belief that their children are perfect. After all, much of the little guys' and gals' behavior is either learned or reinforced by Mom and Dad. While some families may recognize that their little angels also have a devilish side, others prefer to put a decidedly positive spin on those less-than-lovely traits.

You know what we're talking about. We've all been in the company of a mom who smiles while her toddler digs up your tulip bed and, instead of apologizing, proudly says, "Yep, that's my future landscape architect right there!"

Sorry, lady, we're not buying it! The following are other eyebrow-raising euphemisms you may have heard come from optimistic (read: in denial) parents.

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