Before you think that I hate children or anything, I really don't!
Some kids are actually really nice except those ones that are extremely misbehaved and attack you with toys and bite your face. (this did not happen to me by the way, just saying)
I'm well aware that morally, you should refrain from being too truthful with children. I completely understand that fact, but I feel like there's a certain point when you should somehow encourage them to excel in whatever it is that you keep lying to them about.
Let's take dancing for example. You tell a kid to dance and they do. Sure their wobbly arms and constant jumping may seem cute, but really.. IT SUCKS -- but you can't tell them that. You begin to encourage them over and over no matter how bad they are. Then they build this extreme confidence and think they're really good when they aren't.
I'm laughing as I write this because the topic does sound really mean.. but I honestly feel that if you tell them in a way that doesn't make them cry or kill their dreams, it's okay to teach them/tell them the correct way of doing things.
Just don't be a jerk to them when you do correct them!
I really hope i'm not the only one that feels this way. *dies*