Why I’ll Always Answer My Child Brother’s Taboo Questions With the Full Truth

Lying to kids will only create dysfunctions later in life — and it’s time we put an end to it.

The author and her brother sitting at a restaurant table and smiling. The author is wearing a pink jacket and her brother, who is 11, is wearing a yellow top.
My brother and I (spot my rainbow nails!). Photo by the author.

I’m 13 years older than my brother, and my one commitment since he came along has been honesty. As my brother was growing up and I was becoming a young adult with a lot of…



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