Even the idea of good news and bad news;.....to me it’s just my information/news. I so agree about holding back the “bad “ news as a gift, is not helpful .
I am guilty of this myself, when my daughter was diagnosed with kidney disease at 13. My husband and I waited to tell her when the time was “right”. All good intentions but not fair to her,I understood then and certainly now! Thank goodness our daughter put us in our place !