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Gemz09

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Re: Do You Tell Your Kids There is a Santa Clause?
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2009, 06:28:08 pm »
yes to make them happy


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Re: Do You Tell Your Kids There is a Santa Clause?
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2009, 06:32:23 pm »
I don't have kids, but i believe that telling them that santa claus is real is a good thing. 

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Re: Do You Tell Your Kids There is a Santa Clause?
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2009, 08:00:34 pm »
I guess I don't understand why telling that Santa is fake is a good thing???

I'm not a Christian anymore but I still allow my children to belive in Santa and at the same time we give gifts to the AIDS/HIV society, the homeless shelter, and the salvation army.  I make sure they know about people less fortunate than them....I also give them the free choice to their religious beliefs.  I refuse to brainwash my children.  They can believe what they want, when they want.  I think every child should have a little magic in their lives, santa being one of them...tooth fairy, etc.  They know the 'real' Christmas story, they also know the story about rudolph and Santa.  When they are old enough to form they're own opinions, they will.  I absolutely refuse to force my children to my or anyone elses way of thinking.


Children need a little bit of magic to believe in, thats why they are called children.  They are not and should not be treated as mini adults. 

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Re: Do You Tell Your Kids There is a Santa Clause?
« Reply #18 on: December 14, 2009, 08:20:46 pm »
I guess I don't understand why telling that Santa is fake is a good thing???

I'm not a Christian anymore but I still allow my children to belive in Santa and at the same time we give gifts to the AIDS/HIV society, the homeless shelter, and the salvation army.  I make sure they know about people less fortunate than them....I also give them the free choice to their religious beliefs.  I refuse to brainwash my children.  They can believe what they want, when they want.  I think every child should have a little magic in their lives, santa being one of them...tooth fairy, etc.  They know the 'real' Christmas story, they also know the story about rudolph and Santa.  When they are old enough to form they're own opinions, they will.  I absolutely refuse to force my children to my or anyone elses way of thinking.


Children need a little bit of magic to believe in, thats why they are called children.  They are not and should not be treated as mini adults. 

I totally agree. Santa is one of those things that makes kids really happy and in turn makes the parents and everyone else happy. I bet everyone has memories of some awesome event ya did when you were little, like going to a water park or going on vacation. When you were a kid it was really big and exciting and everything was just dreamy. But when ya go back and visit the same place as an adult it's not as great as ya remember it to be. Believing in santa is kind of like that, I mean the guy actually did exist and now that he's gone parents have been following through with the same things he did for many generations and should keep the spirit going.I personally don't have kids just yet and I grew up as a jehovas witness so I never celebrated christmas until 2years ago with my boyfriends family.

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Re: Do You Tell Your Kids There is a Santa Clause?
« Reply #19 on: December 14, 2009, 08:28:59 pm »
I just think....


what is the problem with your children believing in a little bit of magic?
Also, if you were a real Christian, you wouldn't be forcing your children to believe your 'religion' so why not let them have a childhood....as I said before...Children are not and should not be treated as mini adults...

Completely agreed with the post before this...think about your favorite childhood memory..it most definitely doesn't live up to your adult fantasies does it?  Was it going to church school...doubt it..

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Re: Do You Tell Your Kids There is a Santa Clause?
« Reply #20 on: December 14, 2009, 08:53:21 pm »
I dont have kids  :-[

i am not sure what i would do. I probably would do the whole santa story just out of tradition and fun....
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Re: Do You Tell Your Kids There is a Santa Clause?
« Reply #21 on: December 14, 2009, 09:32:59 pm »
I think there's value in allowing kids to have the illusion of Santa.  It's a magical time in your life believing it is true.  True, it's a tough blow when you find out your parents were lying, but kids are resilient.  I remember getting over it quickly when my mom offered me the chance to help her out being Santa for my younger sister. 

People nowadays get too worried about this topic.  It's part of being a kid.

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Re: Do You Tell Your Kids There is a Santa Clause?
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2009, 10:56:20 pm »
Some people believe in santa and others don't I believe in santa claus.. =-) That is what I'm telling my son lol

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