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I have a 9, nearly 10 year old who firmly believes in Santa and the Tooth Fairy still and has a few times this year mentioned being one of the only ones at school. I don’t remember anyone telling me, growing up. I don’t lie and say Santa is real but I do say I believe in the Magic of Christmas. I’ve been willing to leave it for her to figure it out but she asked me directly very recently and I had an honest stall moment where I wasn’t sure how to answer. We were ‘saved by the bell’ in that moment and I’m not entirely sure the best approach. Open to hearing other experiences!

Posted anonymously, 18th June 2020

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  • Best to be honest with your kids. They need to be able to come to you and get a truthful answer. We don’t do Santa but we explain to our kids that others do and we shouldn’t say anything to ruin it for them

  • We don’t believe in Santa in our household, and My 3.5 year old knows Santa isn’t real (but others think he is, and we are not to tell them otherwise) I would say if it goes on for much longer, is there a fear they may be bullied or teased by other kids, because they believe he is real? (only because kids can be super cruel)

  • I decided to never confirm or deny.
    I want more children to always have a sense that there might just be a slither of magic still in this world.

  • Let them belive in it…

  • I would think that she will come across it on her own and and then you can explain to her the magic of Christmas and not spoiling it for others.

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