In raising their daughters, Shepard and Bell "pretty much tell them anything if they ask us" and "don't dumb it down," he told PEOPLE last fall.
When his daughter asked where babies come from, Shepard gave her a "very clinical sex talk." As Bell added in the couple's conversation with PEOPLE, "Halfway through the second sentence, she got bored and walked outside."
That same ideology goes for big subjects like death, which Bell said was "obviously the most terrifying one" because "you don't want to make them feel insecure or scared, but at the same time I don't want to be dishonest with her."
"So we said yes, and she cried for about 30 seconds," the Veronica Mars star explained of Lincoln's reaction to the answer she got after asking if she was going to die one day. "Then she was fine and she's never questioned it again."
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