What parents often do to their kids. When they explain something but leave out important details because they think it's inappropriate, or when they sugar-coat the truth because they think it's inappropriate, or when they flat-out lie about something because they think the truth is inappropriate. A good resource of getting around mollycoddling is Urban Dictionary, because it has almost all of the TRUE definitions of things that parents will often mollycoddle. Or one can Google a question that they've asked their parents to verify that nothing has been mollycoddled in the answer. Of course, many parents know of these resources so they keep their kid off of the internet.
Example 1) Kid: Mommy, how are babies made?
Mother: The stork, which is a magical bird.
Kid: *Google-searches question* *sniff* Mommy lied to me. Waaaaahhhh!!!!
Mother: Crap. My mollycoddle failed.
Example 2) Kid: Mommy, what are my balls used for?
Mother: Their just there.
Kid: *searches "Balls" on Urban Dictionary and Google* *sniff* Mommy lied! Waaaaah!
Mother: YOU'RE NEVER GOING ON THE INTERNET AGAIN!!