Blog Post #16
Hello North house! Hope you all had a great weekend and are ready to finish off the last week before winter break!
Since Christmas day is coming up soon, I thought I would ask a question in spirit of the holiday. Every year for the holidays, thousands of parents convince their kids that there is a red suited, white bearded man traveling around with reindeer and a sleigh and is sliding down the chimney at night to leave presents under the tree. Santa Claus has been a debatable topic for both scientists and parents because many people think that parents shouldn’t lie to their children all these years about something that ends up being fake. This article though suggests otherwise, explaining that “Santa is a normal and healthy part of development.”
My question is: What do you think is the best way to tell a child that Santa is not real? Should a parent make their kids believe in Santa at all? And finally, at what age did you stop believing in Santa Claus and why?