Okay, folks. By now, you’ve seen this picture of the pink goo somewhere on Facebook. It’s gross. The accompanying mass-hysteria post claims it’s what chicken nuggets are made of. As a journalist, I really wanted to know: is this real?
Here’s what Snopes says: Mechanically Separated Poultry (MSP) has not been allowed in McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets since 2003, when all white meat began being used.
So… although it’s gross to look at and we all know McDonald’s isn’t the healthiest choice… this is not what our kids are being fed at the drive thru. At least not at McDonald’s. MSP is allowed in other chicken nuggets, hot dogs and frozen dinners. Yum.
Since we’re talking truth… my third grader got busted at school yesterday for cheating. And, if the cheating wasn’t bad enough, she then proceeded to lie to her teacher about it. We had a long talk about how this is not okay.
She asks me, “Mom, can you help me? Can you teach me how not to lie?”
I say, “Just choose to tell the truth. It’s as simple as that.”
She responds, “Every time I open my mouth, the lies just come out.”
We’ve been experiencing the same problem with my kindergartener. And, I’m sure if my toddler could speak coherently, he’d probably lie too. My friends say their kids do the same thing.
My question for you folks: how do you get your child to stop lying?