Have you told your child the truth about Santa Claus?

@1346795 (808)
Greece
October 7, 2006 3:29am CST
Which was his reaction?
7 responses
@121970 (66)
• India
7 Oct 06
What I do not understand is why we lie to children and set a bad example of honesty so early in their lives.
7 Oct 06
Is it really a bad example of honesty though? Did you go onto have 'truth' issues? I know I didn't.
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@121970 (66)
• India
7 Oct 06
I was never told about Santa Claus, and I grew up in an atmosphere were curiosity and skepticism were encouraged. You never know what trait will develop in a child when they recognize that the whole adult world lied to them for so many years - deliberately. It is a potentially dangerous thing to do as it can lead to dishonest tendencies.
@Ethanael (81)
• United States
9 Dec 06
I wouldn't dare, haha. : P
@remaster74 (4067)
• Greece
9 Dec 06
I think I will never tell him the truth. I don't need to. I think this is not a lie that we tell our children. Is preserving a myth, a tradition. And this is the only way to keep it alive. NOW, WHEN HE WILL GROW UP HE WILL BE ABLE TO REALISE FOR HIMSELF THE "TRUTH".
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
19 Oct 06
My older daughter figured it out for herself. My younger one still believes...maybe she always will. It's kind of cool.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
19 Oct 06
Figuring out that Santa Claus is not real is a rite of passage for many kids. I remember feeling so proud of myself when I figured it out.
• Kuwait
7 Oct 06
i don't have child yet but my when i'm still young, i caught my parents putting candies and gifts in my socks! oopppsss(its a secret) well its nice to believe in Santa Claus..:-)
7 Oct 06
I wouldn't break something like that, I see the enjoyment my nephews get from the joy and excitment from Santa, they're happier about that then Christmas. I was never mentaly scarred by it. Nobody told me either, I just naturally came to a conclusion.