Childhood is filled with alot of discoveries that we just out grow as we become teenagers and even young adults. Now a couple of these things have become this big thing even though they have been around a long long time. santa, easter bunny, toothfairy. even imaginary friend. now do we tell our children the truth or just let them believe until they are mature enough to understand the truth. most people find out by friends or siblings with out damag. i have found on this site its this big thing like we are going to damage the child forever for pretending along with them. truthfully it brings back a little bit of my own childhood when i take her to see santa. i am not pushing anything on anyone but it seems there are I put that in there because its that time of year.
so what does everyone else think?
my family did the whole santa thing my whole life.
my sister in law did the santa and everyone else gets gifts from other people as well.
so my nephews know santa and gifts from others.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Dec. 19, 2010 in Parenting Debate
Answer by duckigrrl at 10:44 PM on Dec. 19, 2010
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Answer by Sky_Mom at 10:18 PM on Dec. 19, 2010
I think that it depends on what you are comfortable with as a parent. It is fine if you would prefer for your child to not invest in or believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny, or any other traditional holiday or rite of passage spirited magical thinking. Is it lying to your child? Technically....yes. On the other hand for those families who want to engage in the festivities as much as they are comfortable with it can be a wonderfully imaginativeexperience and a creative way to make lasting memories. How many adults remember what they did December 23rd when they were six years old? But they might just remember that Christmas on December 25th when Santa brought them those stocking stuffers that made them giggle with delight. Or how they would fondly and with great anticipation give a plate of cookies for the deer and Santa. It is fine to not to but magical for those that do.
Answer by frogdawg at 11:18 PM on Dec. 19, 2010
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