4 Negative Consequences of Teaching Kids that Santa Claus is Real


Jesus Without Baggage

This is probably not going to be my most popular post. But let me say that I am not against celebrating the Christmas season with gifts, and food, and sparkle and lights; with snowmen, and eggnog, and parties and cheer. I am not even opposed to Santa Claus, and elves, and reindeer.

I know Jesus is the reason for the season, but in our culture the season also comes with all these forms of fun and excitement. However, there is one aspect that saddens me greatly—teaching children that the Santa Claus fantasy is real. Now, I am not trying to be judgmental—this is only my personal opinion—but I think telling children that Santa is real can lead to several significant negative consequences.

I know this might be touchy, but please remember I am not judging, or dictating to, anyone; I’m just suggesting some negative consequences of telling children that Santa…

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