This is a tough time of year for parents who subscribe to the “always be honest” rule of parenting. Is perpetuating the Santa myth bad for kids or good?
You could argue both ways: By pretending Santa is real, parents have to lie to their kids (bad), although a kid figuring out that Santa Claus is really mum and dad is a rite of passage that can make the child feel more empowered (good).
What do you think? Are you going to help your kids believe in Santa?
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