History Main / LiesToChildren

10th Mar '17 7:30:02 AM MyFinalEdits
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* In moments of crisis (for example, when someone dies or a natural disaster happens), adults tend to try to spare their kids from information that they perceive as potentially hurtful and try to sugarcoat or distract them from "hurtful" information. This, of course, usually serves to make the kid more anxious and less able to cope with the situation. For this reason, local authorities maintain teams of counselors and special advisers who are sent into primary schools where a traumatic event has recently taken place -- part of their job being telling the teachers how to tell the kids what has happened. They also deal with parents who try to insist that the teachers enforce this trope when it's impossible.
** A blogger who escaped with her family just barely ahead of Hurricane Katrina later wrote that she had told her kids they were going on vacation. When the kids asked about the huge traffic jams and crowds of terror-stricken people, she said "everybody's going on vacation today." One presumes she told them the truth once they got to safety.

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* In moments of crisis (for example, when someone dies or a natural disaster happens), adults tend to try to spare their kids from information that they perceive as potentially hurtful and try to sugarcoat or distract them from "hurtful" information. This, of course, usually serves to make the kid more anxious and less able to cope with the situation. For this reason, local authorities maintain teams of counselors and special advisers who are sent into primary schools where a traumatic event has recently taken place -- part of their job being telling the teachers how to tell the kids what has happened. They also deal with parents who try to insist that the teachers enforce this trope when it's impossible.
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impossible. A blogger who escaped with her family just barely ahead of Hurricane Katrina later wrote that she had told her kids they were going on vacation. When the kids asked about the huge traffic jams and crowds of terror-stricken people, she said "everybody's going on vacation today." One presumes she told them the truth once they got to safety.


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*** Many concepts of thermodynamics and electromagnetism are largely simplified when taught in high school and (to an extent) early university semesters. This is because they don't take into account the boundary values, which provide the most realistic tools to study the true behavior of the systems and fields. Problem is, this omission is justified, since boundary values can only be implemented when partial differential equations are used, and these aren't taught until long after differential and integral calculus is. Thus, students will have to assume that the systems they study are fully isolated from the outside, even when they aren't.
9th Mar '17 9:01:36 PM infernape612
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*** Or simply the fact that in a history class you are told that this is how the things happend. As there are never all informations on a single event described in history avaible, one can only say how it //most likely// happend.

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*** Or simply the fact that in a history class you are told that this is how the things happend. happened. As there are is never all informations complete information on a single event described in history avaible, available, one can only say how it //most likely// happend.''most likely'' happened.
5th Feb '17 8:01:20 AM Nazetrime
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** Tuuri takes advantage of the fact that she needs to translate everything to Lalli to tell him about only the part of the bigger picture he needs to know about to do what's expected of him, and tends to oversimplify even that due to his AmbiguousDisorder. She also settles with letting Lalli's new FlatEarthAtheist friend think he's sick when a PowerStrainBlackout leaves him bedridden.

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** Tuuri takes advantage of the fact that she needs to translate everything to Lalli to tell him about only the part of the bigger picture he needs to know about to do what's expected of him, and tends to oversimplify even that due to his AmbiguousDisorder. She also settles with letting Lalli's new FlatEarthAtheist friend think he's sick in a mundane way when a PowerStrainBlackout leaves him bedridden.
5th Feb '17 8:00:22 AM Nazetrime
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** Mikkel frequently simplifies things for Sigrun because of the "not a big paragraph woman" aspect of her personality, to the other members of the crew due to them being much younger and there not being much time for complex explanations in an emergency, and to [[LittleStowaway Reynir]] because his circumstance are bad enough without him being aware of the full range of things that can go south.

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** Mikkel frequently simplifies things for Sigrun because of the "not a big paragraph woman" aspect of her personality, to the other members of the crew both due to them being much younger and there not being much time for complex explanations in an emergency, and to [[LittleStowaway Reynir]] because his circumstance circumstances are bad enough without him being aware of the full range of things that can go south.
5th Feb '17 7:57:34 AM Nazetrime
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* ''Webcomic/StandStillStaySilent'': Oversimplifying things comes from several sides:
** Sigrun has to simplify combat-oriented things for Emil both because of him being new to the whole combat thing and not being a lover of big paragraphs herself.
** Tuuri takes advantage of the fact that she needs to translate everything to Lalli to tell him about only the part of the bigger picture he needs to know about to do what's expected of him, and tends to oversimplify even that due to his AmbiguousDisorder. She also settles with letting Lalli's new FlatEarthAtheist friend think he's sick when a PowerStrainBlackout leaves him bedridden.
** Mikkel frequently simplifies things for Sigrun because of the "not a big paragraph woman" aspect of her personality, to the other members of the crew due to them being much younger and there not being much time for complex explanations in an emergency, and to [[LittleStowaway Reynir]] because his circumstance are bad enough without him being aware of the full range of things that can go south.
27th Jan '17 8:25:37 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* [[TheTalk Talking to minors about sex]] is an awkward issue, because you don't really want them trying to do it at a young age, but you don't want to ignore the issue and wait for the wrong person to tell them, or worse, [[{{Squick}} show them]]. Peoples' views and methods on telling minors about sex varies. In one specific case, Creator/JKRowling was asked exactly what Aberforth had done with goats at a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Q&A session:

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* [[TheTalk Talking to minors about sex]] is an awkward issue, because you don't really want them trying to do it at a young age, but you don't want to ignore the issue and wait for the wrong person to tell them, or worse, [[{{Squick}} [[PaedoHunt show them]]. Peoples' views and methods on telling minors about sex varies. In one specific case, Creator/JKRowling was asked exactly what Aberforth had done with goats at a ''Literature/HarryPotter'' Q&A session:
27th Jan '17 8:23:28 PM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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* ''Film/TheAdventuresOfBaronMunchausen'' subverts this in the scene with the King and Queen of the Moon, who have [[LosingYourHead detachable heads]]. At one point, the Queen's disembodied head begins making suggestive noises and expressions, prompting the Baron to awkwardly tell his Kid Sidekick that the King is tickling her feet in bed. Turns out [[GRatedSex the King is literally tickling the Queen's feet in bed]].
11th Jan '17 2:07:00 PM Discar
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-->'''Agatha:'' ''Ah.'' You mean you'll explain when I have a sufficiently advanced background education.

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-->'''Agatha:'' -->'''Agatha:''' ''Ah.'' You mean you'll explain when I have a sufficiently advanced background education.
15th Dec '16 11:12:36 AM VVK
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* In ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'', the protagonist is left guiding the clueless, innocent, genetically modified humans called Crakers AfterTheEnd. He really doesn't try to tell them the whole story of how the corrupt world of original humans was destroyed and what their creator Crake had to do with that (and died along with the rest), but instead goes straight for happy lies and mythological explanations, for example pretending that he too was created by Crake.

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* In ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'', the protagonist is left guiding the clueless, innocent, genetically modified humans called Crakers AfterTheEnd. He really doesn't try to tell them the whole story of how the corrupt world of original humans was destroyed and what their creator Crake had to do with that (and died along with the rest), but instead goes straight for happy lies and mythological explanations, for example pretending that he too was created by Crake.Crake -- as if Crake was {{God}} rather than a MadScientist.
15th Dec '16 11:07:23 AM VVK
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* In ''Literature/OryxAndCrake'', the protagonist is left guiding the clueless, innocent, genetically modified humans called Crakers AfterTheEnd. He really doesn't try to tell them the whole story of how the corrupt world of original humans was destroyed and what their creator Crake had to do with that (and died along with the rest), but instead goes straight for happy lies and mythological explanations, for example pretending that he too was created by Crake.
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