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Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingParenting · 1 decade ago

At what age should you tell kids that there is no Santa Clause?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Yes, Pale Rider, there is a Santa Clause.

  • 1 decade ago

    What is Santa? He embodies the love and joy that we feel at Christmas time. He represents the spirit of giving and "goodwill towards all man". Once my children were old enought to ask about Santa, they were also old enough to grasp this truth: that Santa is the magic that is so strong at Christmas time. And that is very real. As far as the Santa's that we see at the stores or on TV, well they're usually Santa's helpers - their job is to help keep the magic alive. Do I believe in Santa? Absolutely. With all my heart.

  • 1 decade ago

    Wow, lots o answers, I told my kids at 3 and 4 (2 girls). I explain things to my children so they do not grow up confused and mistrusting. How can someone believe in an unseen Creator if they are told someone they see (santa or the rabbit) is not real? I told my girls that St. Nicholas was a man who lived a long time ago. He loved Jesus very much and in his love, and in secret he dropped bags of gold into the hanging socks of people who did not have much money and made toys for their children. The man we see at the mall or on tv is not santa but some one pretending to be. In this mass market, mass consumption driven world we have made the man who loved Christ the new icon of Christmas and removed the real reason for the season. If I didn't know better I would think o'l st. Nick would be rolling in his grave and crying.

  • 1 decade ago

    They'll find out on their own. I found out at school when I was ten from some bratty little girl who ruined that for everyone when she yelled in the class that her parents told her there was no santa claus.

    I was told that my aunt wanted to tell me at the age of six. She figured I was too old, but my dad wanted me to believe as long as I did believe. I think everyone should let the child believe as long as they do. So many children find out at such a young age now, and it sucks all the fun out of it.

    But yeah, there's no need to tell your child. With kids these days, you're lucky if they still believe in Santa at like age ten or whatever.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    But there is, in fact, a Santa Claus.

    Of course, the jolly old man in a white beard handing out toys to the good girls and boys is a fantasy. However, the spirit of Christmas that Santa Claus represents is alive and well and definitely worth believing in.

  • 1 decade ago

    What!!!!!!! There's no Santa Clause?10

  • Solace
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    1 decade ago

    I often wonder this myself! I have two daughters aged 10 and 11, and they both adamantly believe in Santa. Now realistically it is strange, because my oldest daughter is in grade 6 and no one else in her class does. It doesn't affect her adversely in anyway, but perhaps if she were a boy it would. All her friends, guys and girls know she believes and no one says boo to her about it....so I just let sleeping dogs lie. When the day comes that she asks me directly, "Is there really a santa claus?" I will not lie to her, to either of them. But they have not asked and it is such a magical part of childhood that I could never bring myself to brooch this topic on my own accord. A friend of mine told her daughter about three weeks ago, she was 10 and the girl cried and cried. Kids deal with things better when it is their own conclusion. When they have investigated and realized on their own.

  • 1 decade ago

    depends on your own belief. Instead of telling them out right begin making gestures that maybe santa isn't real. Like start gradually putting the presents under the tree before christmas or ask questions like "what do you want daddy or mommy to get your for christmas" this advises them that these are my options daddy and mommy. Or you could let them find out on their own by growing older and finding out from friend or pure deduction.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    As a Christian, I don't believe in santa. I have told my kids from the start that there is no santa and that the world just likes to talk about him. The REAL Christmas has nothing to do with a santa. You must bring your children up so they will know how to be adults. Is santa a part of that? No. Neither is the Easter bunny and hunting for eggs or crosses ( as some churches do to include the bunny). Do what you know is BEST for your child.

  • 1 decade ago

    my son was 5 when he figered it out. but really this is about how you feel about it. my son thinks about the idea of santa and he is only six and relizes that it's okay to think that there is some one out there that thinks about all the children in the world and gives them presents. I mean isn't that a thought.

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