Do your kids still believe in Santa? Today I am sharing 5 Reasons Why You Should Tell Kids The Truth About Santa!
Santa could be the world’s best kept, open lie.
Millions of kids across the globe are always excited about Christmas and the anticipation of receiving gifts from Santa on Christmas eve.
We are always pushing forward telling them the truth about Santa as we do not want to break their little hearts.
In my home, when the kids are young I try to make the gifts from Santa the less flashy ones. Why should an imaginary person get the title of “best Christmas gift ever” … sorry Santa, not in this house!
5 Reasons Why You Should Tell Kids The Truth About Santa
Soon enough the lies will catch up with us, so it’s better to avoid them before they are told by some jerk kid on the playground.
Here are some 5 reasons why you should let your kids know the truth about Santa.
1. Dispel lies about Santa and build a good relationship with your kids
We keep telling our kids that lying is bad and yet we lie to them all the time, particularly during the Christmas period.
If we want to raise kids who respect the truth and who do not want to lie, how about we start by telling them the truth about Santa.
You should take caution when doing this though, you do not want to spoil their spirit and mood for Christmas.
2. Santa is all about loving, giving and sharing unconditionally
You should let the kids know that Santa may not be present physically in the context of what they have always believed in, but they are always present in our hearts.
Santa is a symbol of unconditional love, sharing and giving.
Let the kids embrace this symbol and share with others unconditionally during this period.
3. The truth about Santa does not take the magic of Christmas away
Christmas is all about the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Santa, elves, reindeers, decorations and gifts are just part of the excitement.
Even though the kids now know that Santa is not real, there is no reason why they cannot enjoy the magic of Christmas.
Yes, they will know that mom or dad is the ‘Santa’ that leaves beautiful gifts under the Christmas tree, but the excitement will not wear down.
4. The truth will bring the family closer together
It would be advisable to loop in other family members when you are breaking the news about the non-existence of Santa.
This allows everyone to assist in making the kids understand that Christmas is still a great season with or without Santa.
Let them know the true meaning of Christmas and let them enjoy being close to one another.
5. Santa makes Christmas all the more enjoyable
The kids should start treating Santa for what he is; a mythical creature that is designed to help kids across the globe enjoy the magic of Christmas.
At what age did you tell your children the truth about Santa?
Let me know in the comment section below!