So I have been thinking about this for awhile now, I would like some opinions.
We teach our children that lying is wrong, and for some a sin. However, with that said, we teach our children about Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, The Tooth Fairy, and many many other things that when our children find out are devastated, although they bounce back quickly.
As parents who raise their children to believe in stuff like this, are we teaching them to lie and worse, to accept it and move on?
Answer by myownhappiness at 1:22 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
Answer by AllAboutKeeley at 1:19 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
Answer by Anonymous at 1:18 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
There is a difference between lying to gain something. And playing pretend for the sake of childhood magic. It is all in how you present it. When my kids asked "Is santa real?" I said "Is it fun? Is the magic of the season fun?" (they would say yes) "Then I think you should believe in the magic and enjoy it" They knew what I was saying.... they 'got it'.
Answer by Anonymous at 1:11 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
Answer by Kari727 at 1:15 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
Answer by layh41407 at 1:19 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
Answer by myownhappiness at 1:07 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
Answer by Anastacia1988 at 1:12 PM on Apr. 22, 2011
Answer by MrsDAP at 1:29 PM on Apr. 22, 2011