santa

United States
September 29, 2006 4:26pm CST
do you tell your children there is a santa?--tooth fairy?--easter bunny? how do you explain to them why it is not true?
7 responses
• United States
3 Oct 06
I think they are great traditions to keep alive. They bind one generation to another. We all remember believing in these things and don't fault our parents for telling us about these things. It is fun and part of growing up and being a family. So far all of my children still believe. My daughter was very upset last month when she acidentally swallowed her first lost tooth. She thought the tooth fairy wouldn't come. But she did. These will be traditions they pass down to their children.
@jhannon (1410)
• United States
3 Oct 06
I DO SHES ONLY 2..
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@rainbow (6763)
3 Oct 06
I tell my kids all sorts of stuff from myth and legend, it's cultural and part of growing up, even monsters have their place because we all need to work out what is really scary for ourselves. (Usually the humans) I don't tell my kids they are real just all about them, they can decide what they want to believe for themselves when they are big and my defence is I believe anything is possible. If we take away the innocence of childhood and do not have the old stories to help kids figure out good and evil we have to sit them in front of the news which is scarier on a daily basis than any horror story ever.
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2 Oct 06
I quite like the myths of those, I don't think there's any reason to tell them otherwise, eventually they'll discover themselves, for most people it was never really a heart-breaking time.
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@1alyssa (758)
• United States
29 Sep 06
i do tell my children all of that stuff i think they need something to believe in and now my daughters are getting to the age where they don't believe in it but they haven't asked me so i haven't told them anything
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• United States
29 Sep 06
of course it is soo much fun, you can tell them when their older that it is just fun to pretend when they are little
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@rherdey (966)
• United States
3 Oct 06
All my children are grown up now and I have tons of grandchildren...What a joy to have them see chirstmas in a childrens eyes. One thing thou I did and my children to to thier children explain the real meaning of chistmas...but as far as santa ho ho ho.. In fact I just meet santa on sunday...he tring out his new suit this year and had to take pictures for the new year to go with the pictures of him that will be out for display this year he he he ..He looking great...he he ... Hey all of you have great post so far and good work ...