When to Stop Lying to Your Kids about Santa Claus
It took me years to try to understand how people could lie to their children about Santa Claus. Most of us realize that Santa Claus is the spirit of Christmas. We pretty much also might realize that the old man is probably not riding around on a sleigh delivering presents. At least not in the physical dimension. But it isn't healthy to tell your children at all that Santa is watching them and if you are good he will bring you what you ask him to.
This was told to us as children, but not surprising enough I do not ever remember a Christmas that Santa did bring the items I requested. Granted, I was a small boy and I really believed in Santa. I thought that my parents wouldn't lie to me. I trusted them to tell me the truth. Turns out that the Santa Claus thing was just the tip of the ice berg. I think we can generally assume that if your parents lied to you about the existence of Santa that they found room in their life to not tell the truth about other aspects of our life's. The time to stop lying to your kids is now.
Their is no need to lie to your children about anything. I have never told my daughter that Santa Claus was anything but the spirit of Christmas. I have never found a reason to lie to my kids. Certainly I didn't volunteer information that I felt they didn't need to hear either. So really I do not have a solution for the issue, because it has been a kind of sore spot for me. But it is a huge issue in the USA. Even the schools help perpetuate the lie. You never have to lie to anyone in case you were wondering.
Children are smart and even if you do choose to lie to them over and over again they will eventually figure it out. My father never talked about Santa either he was very content with celebrating the birth of Yeshua. Isn't that what Christmas is all about, the birth of the man who thought he was going to save all of us. What ever this day means to you remember its your right to celebrate it in the manor that you choose, no matter what anyone else says. As long as you take responsibility for your own actions no one should condemn you for telling the truth should they? Yes they will if you feel that you dont have to lie to your kids anymore about things like this you will be criticized for your actions. So be prepared most people are not ready for the truth. But the children are and they deserve the truth.