I'm not talking outright mean lies, but...hiding the truth that they're just not ready for.
Have been reading this in the Telegraph on the questions kids ask parents that they can't answer, which I know is a slightly different question. My granddaughter is always asking me which flags belong to which country. More often than not I can't answer and she frequently educates me!
But if the news is on she'll sometimes ask a question and I make up something to hide the ugly truth from her.
A few weeks ago there was an image of a plane crash (not the most recent one) on the TV and she asked what it was. I said it was an old plane there were restoring. I just know if I'd said it had crashed she would have asked why and then the questinos wouldn't have stopped. I do try to make sure the TV isn't on generally but sometimes when I'm looking after her I do try to catch the lunchtime news. She's 4.
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