Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell have a big rule when it comes to their daughters: Don’t lie.

The actors and parents to daughters, Delta, 4, and Lincoln, 5½, admit “I have a fundamental rule that I will never lie to them, which is challenging at times,” Dax Shepard, 43, told Us Weekly admitting the “controversial” nature of the decision before explaining his reasoning.

“Our 5-year-old started asking questions like, ‘Well, this doesn’t make sense, and that doesn’t make sense,’ ” recalled the actor. “I’m like, ‘You know what? This is just a fun thing we pretend while it’s Christmas.’ “

“They love watching movies about Santa, they love talking about Santa. They don’t think he exists, but they’re super happy and everything’s fine.”

Psychologist and parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson revealed when we should be telling our children the truth.

He said: “In my experience, kids get curious between the ages of five and seven.” Read more on that HERE.

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  • I think he’s right to try not to lie – but it’s always a bit tricky with things like Santa…


  • It looks like taking away the magic of Christmas, but if the kids still enjoy it, that’s fine of course. :-)


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