“When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles ’em.”
– Harper Lee
To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 9. Atticus says this to his brother Uncle Jack, who doesn’t have children and doesn’t honestly answer Scout when she asks what a “whore-lady” is. Atticus is always honest with his children.