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When did your children stop believing in Santa, the Easter Bunny & the Tooth Fairy?
I have 8 year old twins, who still believe and I’m just wondering how long this magic can last – I wanna push it forever lol!

Posted by kylie_baust, 23rd September 2014

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  • I found that even when they don’t believe anymore, they’re happy to keep the magic alive :)

  • My eldest stopped believing around about 10 or 11, but his brother (now 10) still firmly believes.

  • Pretty sure your kids won’t be far from not believing anymore. Sad! It’s hard to keep it up once they start school as the older kids like to spoil it for the younger ones

  • Someone at school told both my kids last year. My son was 6 and my daughter 8. I think they both were a bit sus but we were keeping it alive at home. I was devastated to find out. We still carry on as normal and my favourite saying is “if you don’t believe you won’t receive”

  • My son got a bit suss around the age of 10, and he was quick to share his thoughts with his younger siblings. Sad when they stop believing, but you can still name it fun

  • My daughter started questioning at around five when she started school and I confessed. She was quite okay with it – like she’d just found out a secret. My friend, however, waited till her daughter was about nine years of age, and her daughter did not deal with the news very well.

  • About 7-8 but all kids are dofferent

  • My kids are still believers and my oldest is almost 9. She has said that some of her friends have told her that Santa isn’t true and I just said that it’s really sad not to believe – that I myself still believe in the magic of Santa (not lying……I do believe in the magic of santa/christmas and all the joy they bring). I told her it’s OK to believe different things but that I feel sorry for her friends.

  • That’s a,axing! Keep the magic alive as long as possible! My kids are still only young but I plan on trying my best to make them believe as long as I can!

  • 7 and still believe. But i suspect that she has suspicions. But she will make believe about it even if she does know all kids do, until they are ready to let it go. I never believed in any of it but i always played along

  • My daughter is 12 years old and she still believes in Santa Claus. I guess it won’t be long before she finds out.

  • if you want to keep it going as long as you can, I’m disappointed that my oldest is starting to disbelieve at 11 yo.

  • my child ,who is 7, still believes in it all but is starting questioning it after hearing other kids say that it’s not real at school

  • My kids are too young but in my family we always went on pretending we believed, it sounds strange but we just loved the magic!

  • My daughter has just turned 11 and she’s a believer :) it’s costing me a small fortune! Lol

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