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Anonymous asked in Family & RelationshipsFamily · 1 decade ago

What do you tell your children about Santa?

my daughter is in 1st grade this year. One little boy already saying there is no such thing as Santa. What do you tell your child about Santa. How old where you when you or your child when stop believing.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    maybe you should tell her that people beilve in diffrent things..it's notr fair for that little boy to tell any other child there is no santa. i was around 10 when i stopped beilving.but now i have children of my own and i tell them ho ho will be coming to see them my daughter is only 2 but i love watching her eyes lght up when we see santa. maybe you should start an x-mas eve tradtion like milk and cookies... so your daughter will beilve for a little while longer. if you do do that either you or your hubby should drink the mile, juice or whatever and eat a couple cookies.. even put out some reindeer snacks.. good luck

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    1 decade ago

    My friends child, aged 9, asked me the other day where I got my video game chair. i told her it was from Santa. She laughed and said there is no such thing as Santa. I said, "well yes your mom and dad buy most of the presents you get under the tree. But have you ever had one that is in different paper than the others and says its to you and from Santa and you don't recognize the handwriting?" Of course she said no and I told her that is because she doesnt believe. I still believe and that is why I still get a present under the tree that no one knows who gave it to me and who wrote on the card and wrapped it. She then told me she is going to start believing again, so I will get her a little something and put it under her tree "from Santa".

    I have also heard people tell their kids that the kids that don't believe have to have their parents buy them presents at christmas so that the kids will get stuff and that is why there are so many people at the malls shopping for christmas stuff, because there kids are bad and dont believe.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I've never believed. If you think about it there is no way Santa can fly all over the world in the sky with reindeers in ONE NIGHT?!?! COME ON NOW! My mom had the decency to tell me the truth and when I grow up and have children I'm gonna tell them the truth too. When I was in elementary school I told them that Santa wasn't real and explained it to them but nothing bad happened to me. I still had my friends and the teacher or parents didn't say anything. The parents just had a wake up call. Hope that helps.

    Source(s): personal experience
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  • 1 decade ago

    I have a no lying rule in the house so I've never told my son there is a Santa. I've never point blank said there isn't so he has the choice to believe what he wants, If he asks, I'll tell him what I really think but whatever he decides, even if he changes his mind later, he always knows he can trust his Mom that she wouldn't lie to him, and the magic can be spared.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Let them believe as long as possible, my son was almost nine when I had to tell him, it broke my heart, there are so few things that make a childs life wonderful, and Santa is one of them, ask your child, if Santa is not real how does he circle the globe in one night, and deliver presents, even nasa cannot do that, so he must be magic.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Tell her the truth. Or a version of it.

    Santa exists if people believe he exists. By all means, let her know that the presents come from you or whoever- but try to explain the magic of Christmas and the role that Santa has in the magic part of it.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, as a Jewish person I did`nt have to deal with Santa questions. We do have however Eliyahu the prophet, who is supposed to come in for a visit on Passover night.

    My two gorgeous twins were skeptical since they were four years old. I first persisted that Eliyahu is coming and that they just missed him since bad kids who don`t eat their Passover soup don`t get to see him. Later I turned back to them with the good old "well, what do YOU think?" Jewish way of dealing with unanswered questions. I think when she was about 6 or 7, Sarah, the smarter one came to blinking "He`s not really coming now is he? But let us keep the door open just in case...".

    I wiped the little tear popped in the corner of my eye, and said "yes my beautiful love, just in case..."

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yes... My step daughter is in first grade too this yr and this is going to be the first yr we break the news to her. I know its going to be hard, but children are very strong little individuals and adapt to change pretty easily. I think its harder for the parents.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i told my child the truth. i told him were in the hood and this is one place santa do not come. i told them i buy all their presents, i told them im santa claus. blacks kids already know theirs no santa.

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  • 1 decade ago

    tell her hes not real cuz she will get the piss taken out of her if other kids are already stopped believing. I never did really believe and i was never really a big fan of him anyway

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