I was the first child so my mom just winged it. She told me that Santa, The Easter Bunny and all the were not real at 4. I remember asking "what about Barney?' Yep that one too.
Anyways have you told your child yet or do you think it's better to let them find out on there own? Which is what was done with the others.
Or do you even tell them they are reall in the first place.?
I feel bad about lieing to DS but I don't want him to miss out on all the magic in Childhood.
Answer by missanc at 9:34 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
The key to your question here is "Magic of Childhood". Kids grow up faster these days then ever, why not let the magic last as long as it possibly can? Then they grow up & the magic stops! That is why everyone loves Disney World so even the adults can get back a little magic which is very rare these days. My opinion is let them figure it out on their own which they eventually will along with all the other things we don't want them to know about. You only live once so don't you deserve to have the best childhood ever? Isn't that what every parent wants? At times I hear & see Parents dragging their children down into there own adult sadness since they have probably missed out on a great childhood themselves. I am thankful I had the best ever with all the fantasy & Magic I could have asked for, so my mission is to provide that & more for my kids!
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 9:39 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
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Answer by zoejains_momma at 9:29 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
we never told him any were real, but we never told him they weren't, either. he figured it out by himself before your child's age. there's not a lot that gets past my ds....
Answer by dullscissors at 9:31 AM on Mar. 29, 2011
I felt the same way about not being honest with them from the start. But I also wanted to see their joy and magic in believing in those things. I decided to let them discover on the playground once they got to school. This year they asked a couple of questions and I kept in short and simple - I could tell they still wanted to believe so my answers did not say otherwise. I just kept telling myself for generations kids have grown up believing and it didn't do any long term damage to us.
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