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Old 11-16-2022, 09:25 AM   #1
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When we let them believe or even propagate the belief in Santa Claus at Christmas time. I'm guilty of it, but it feels weird to teach my kids the importance telling the truth and honesty and then lie to them about Santa Claus.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:27 AM   #2
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What lie?
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:28 AM   #3
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:29 AM   #4
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Another added to the list of things I never thought I’d see on TBH
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:29 AM   #5
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What lie?
The lie that Santa Claus is real and delivers gifts to every child in the world in one night. Is that not a lie that is told to kids? Whats a good lie, vs a bad lie?
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:30 AM   #6
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Because it's every kids favorite holiday and often most cherished memories. Unless they have a lazy parent that ruins it for them.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:31 AM   #7
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The lie that Santa Claus is real and delivers gifts to every child in the world in one night. Is that not a lie that is told to kids? Whats a good lie, vs a bad lie?
Who stole Your Thunder! Geesh
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:31 AM   #8
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When you stop believing he stops coming.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:31 AM   #9
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There's no Santa????
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:32 AM   #10
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I feel like this has been discussed here before.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:32 AM   #11
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:33 AM   #12
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Because it's every kids favorite holiday and often most cherished memories. Unless they have a lazy parent that ruins it for them.
Its still a lie. Can they still enjoy the holiday and not have a lie perpetuated? We celebrate Halloween and most kids dont believe that ghosts and goblins are real.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:33 AM   #13
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There's no Santa????
I know right definitely burst my bubble thanks a lot dude!
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:35 AM   #14
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I hope he is real, that fat bastage owes me a lot of money.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:36 AM   #15
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I take "things that are overthought for $800", Alex
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:37 AM   #16
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When we let them believe or even propagate the belief in Santa Claus at Christmas time. I'm guilty of it, but it feels weird to teach my kids the importance telling the truth and honesty and then lie to them about Santa Claus.
You might as well go ahead and Squash the Easter bunny, Tooth Fairy and their imagination while you at it.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:37 AM   #17
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the world is not so cut and dry..... Lots of grey area. This is one that is widely accepted socially. Is it ok to tell a lie to save someone's feelings? Don't overthink this with your kids. Let them believe and they will figure it out on their own at some point. Or you can be honest with them now and create a jaded 6 yr old......
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:37 AM   #18
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My kids are all jacked up now. Years of psychobabble in their future. It all goes back to them busting me moving that dang elf on the shelf. They realized it had no magical powers and mom and dad touched the poor thing and not only did that not zap him of his powers; he never had powers to begin with! They had “My parents are FRAUDS” t-shirts made and rarely leave their rooms during what was formerly known as Christmas season. Parents have sought counseling, Eastern spiritual guidance, hot yoga and chiropractic care. Sadly, nothing has worked.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:37 AM   #19
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Because kids are pure and as a parent, we hope to walk them into the reality of how cruel life can be and not just kick them into the deep end of the pool.

It's our job as parents to lead our children into becoming stand up people. Same as teaching them to manage money, build a foundation to earn a living, etc....
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:38 AM   #20
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Its a story for kids that makes growing up fun........not for grumpy adults hung up on absolutes....
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:39 AM   #21
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To all you people who say "is it deer season yet?", I give you Exhibit A. It doesn't matter. In fact, some of the posts are even weirder DURING season.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:40 AM   #22
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When we let them believe or even propagate the belief in Santa Claus at Christmas time. I'm guilty of it, but it feels weird to teach my kids the importance telling the truth and honesty and then lie to them about Santa Claus.
Or youíre way over thinking it and they are just children. Go watch Peter Pan and take it down a notch. Lol biggest Derp post ever

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Old 11-16-2022, 09:46 AM   #23
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:47 AM   #24
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When our kids were little we wanted them to believe in Santa but after praying about it with my wife we no longer want them believing in Santa and want them to really focus on Jesus Christ instead of Santa and presents.

We worried that if we told them this lie of Santa that they would then mistrust the bible. The bible isn't just a book of stories, they were real people and Jesus is real.

What are some of the ways your family brings Jesus back to Christmas for your kids and not just all the things of this world?
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:48 AM   #25
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When we let them believe or even propagate the belief in Santa Claus at Christmas time. I'm guilty of it, but it feels weird to teach my kids the importance telling the truth and honesty and then lie to them about Santa Claus.


So how old are your kids?
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:48 AM   #26
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I didn't think telling your kids the truth would be met with such resistance.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:49 AM   #27
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Best thing is the fat man gets all the credit for your hard earned money!!


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Old 11-16-2022, 09:50 AM   #28
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We've never messed with santa or easter bunny at our house. Christmas and Easter are about Jesus.

Somehow, against alot of y'alls points above, my boys seem just fine with life and these holidays.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:51 AM   #29
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When our kids were little we wanted them to believe in Santa but after praying about it with my wife we no longer want them believing in Santa and want them to really focus on Jesus Christ instead of Santa and presents.

We worried that if we told them this lie of Santa that they would then mistrust the bible. The bible isn't just a book of stories, they were real people and Jesus is real.

What are some of the ways your family brings Jesus back to Christmas for your kids and not just all the things of this world?
And this is what I'm getting at. My kids already know that Jesus wasn't born on December 25th.
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:52 AM   #30
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The lie that Santa Claus is real and delivers gifts to every child in the world in one night. Is that not a lie that is told to kids? Whats a good lie, vs a bad lie?
You mean he aint real?
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Old 11-16-2022, 09:52 AM   #31
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Because it's every kids favorite holiday and often most cherished memories. Unless they have a lazy parent that ruins it for them.
Actually, the lazy parent does not tell them the real meaning and history of Christmas.
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:01 AM   #32
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" BELIEVE " in the magic of CHRISTMAS

It's more of a soothing, giving, & thoughtful mindset we can all experience during this time each year while celebrating the birth of CHRIST.

The celebration of Santa Clause along with this magical season is just another way to create an interest in the Holiday. IMHO
Let kids be kids
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:07 AM   #33
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:12 AM   #34
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This is just silly.........
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:13 AM   #35
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That's what I meant to say, lol.
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Man if this is the kind of stuff that keeps you up at night you must be living the good life with nothing else to worry about.
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:16 AM   #37
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I didn't think telling your kids the truth would be met with such resistance.
Then you have not been around here very long! Can't go against the grain even with a simple honest question.

Santa-Denier!
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Good grief don’t you have better things to consider?
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My kids are all jacked up now. Years of psychobabble in their future. It all goes back to them busting me moving that dang elf on the shelf. They realized it had no magical powers and mom and dad touched the poor thing and not only did that not zap him of his powers; he never had powers to begin with! They had ďMy parents are FRAUDSĒ t-shirts made and rarely leave their rooms during what was formerly known as Christmas season. Parents have sought counseling, Eastern spiritual guidance, hot yoga and chiropractic care. Sadly, nothing has worked.
good stuff , lol .
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Because it's all about you Andre!

Good lort....what a fuggd up country we're becoming
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:18 AM   #42
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Take this **** to the PACE! This **** argument has been going on since there has been an America, maybe longer! It ain't gonna be solved here and it's totally a waste of time.
Guess this is one time I should have hit the back button, but ****!
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:18 AM   #43
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As a parent I would hope that we want to teach our kids the truth. The truth about the birth of Jesus Christ as written in the Holy Bible and being able to discern that from man's traditions that have somehow crept in over the centuries.

To be a Christian parent and teaching my kids about Christ and the bible. It would seem unfathomable to include Santa Claus and reindeer into that narrative. But yet I have done it.

I can't teach my children the truth while telling them a lie.
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:21 AM   #44
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As a parent I would hope that we want to teach our kids the truth. The truth about the birth of Jesus Christ as written in the Holy Bible and being able to discern that from man's traditions that have somehow crept in over the centuries.

To be a Christian parent and teaching my kids about Christ and the bible. It would seem unfathomable to include Santa Claus and reindeer into that narrative. But yet I have done it.

I can't teach my children the truth while telling them a lie.

Well bless your heart! If you can't do that, then maybe should give your kids to someone who has a bit more parenting skills. What a lame bunch of drivel!
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:21 AM   #45
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:22 AM   #46
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:23 AM   #47
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As a parent I would hope that we want to teach our kids the truth. The truth about the birth of Jesus Christ as written in the Holy Bible and being able to discern that from man's traditions that have somehow crept in over the centuries.

To be a Christian parent and teaching my kids about Christ and the bible. It would seem unfathomable to include Santa Claus and reindeer into that narrative. But yet I have done it.

I can't teach my children the truth while telling them a lie.

So did you believe in Santa as a kid? If so, was it so horrible that you donít want your kids to believe that he is real? My parents taught me to believe Christmas was about celebrating the birth of Jesus, but Santa was also a part of the Holiday tradition as well. The 2 can be separated. My kids believe in Santa, and I love my wife and I being able to be their Santa!


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Old 11-16-2022, 10:24 AM   #48
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Old 11-16-2022, 10:29 AM   #49
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As a parent I would hope that we want to teach our kids the truth. The truth about the birth of Jesus Christ as written in the Holy Bible and being able to discern that from man's traditions that have somehow crept in over the centuries.

To be a Christian parent and teaching my kids about Christ and the bible. It would seem unfathomable to include Santa Claus and reindeer into that narrative. But yet I have done it.

I can't teach my children the truth while telling them a lie.

My brother went this route with his kids. Told them from day 1 no Santa. Kinda ****** me off, itís not a huge deal in my opinion. I donít think there are a bunch of people mad at their parents because they let them believe in Santa for a while as a child.


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Old 11-16-2022, 10:30 AM   #50
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As a parent I would hope that we want to teach our kids the truth. The truth about the birth of Jesus Christ as written in the Holy Bible and being able to discern that from man's traditions that have somehow crept in over the centuries.

To be a Christian parent and teaching my kids about Christ and the bible. It would seem unfathomable to include Santa Claus and reindeer into that narrative. But yet I have done it.

I can't teach my children the truth while telling them a lie.
So when your kid comes to you at age 3 and ask where babies come from you give them the full birds and bees talk at 3? By your logic every question asked by your kids should be answered with absolute truth and that just doesnít work with the evil world we live in. Unless you want them mentally scarred at a very young age.
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