Jesus Without Baggage

Christmas is a fun time for children, and Santa is a big part of that. But there comes a time when every child begins to question the Santa myth; how should parents handle this transition? Last year I posted an article about Santa and discovered some excellent methods readers use; but not all methods are equally good.

1. Don’t Tell the Child Santa is Real to Begin With

This is what we did with our son. We enjoyed the Santa fantasy, sang the Santa songs, had prominent Santa decorations, and one year I even dressed up in a Santa suit for him. But we never told him Santa was real. We all had great fun with Santa and I don’t think he missed anything by being aware that Santa was only pretend.

This was our choice; I don’t necessarily think all parents should go this route.

2. Do Not Support…

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