Small children are very black and white. There are no gray areas through the eyes and ears of small children. When your child asks a question that requires more than just a yes or no answer, it is important to really take the time to explain the answer very literally, and very directly. Say only what you mean and what you really believe. You should encourage them to ask more questions as well so that you can be sure they understand what you are saying. Questions about life, faith, or difficult issues should spawn an open and honest discussion between you and your child. Praise them for asking questions of that nature. The earlier they know they can talk to you about anything, the better.