"You're just a liar," my son replied, astonished that I, his saint of a mother, would dare to cross the line. "Lying is bad Mama. You're not supposed to lie."
How do you explain to a child that sometimes lying is OK? I was completely stuck. After years of telling him that lying is wrong, how would I explain the nuances of a good lie vs. a bad one? And is the answer always black and white?