If you loved one child more than another .. This is an ethical question precipitated by two things: an article addressing this issue and the concept of the truth. My SO and I have differing opinions on the topic of the truth and this question IMO gets to the heart of it. If you for whatever reason short of the kid hitting you or starting fires or truly being evil you just loved one of your kids less than the others, would you tell them or would you lie about it if prompted? My SO believes the truth is paramount so he would be honest and say he loves X child more or the most. While not ideal, I can understand that a parent might really love one child more or less than another, but it is rather unfathomable to me to ever admit that to any of the children. To me, it is the more ethical stand to lie in this case. My SO finds *my* position unfathomable. Realizing there is probably no objective right or wrong response, I am curious to hear your opinions on the issue.