This is the most commonly asked question when Christmas is approaching and kids become very curious whether they are going to get the gifts they’d asked for or not. If they send letters to Santa?
You see, it is really confusing for children. Not all of the parents let their children reside in the dream world where Santa Claus is real. The problem is that the non-believer children go to the same schools as the believer children. Word goes around and children do not know who to trust. So, ultimately they ask their parents for affirmation.
This is where things get contentious. There are two types of parents: the individuals that are pro-Santa and allow their children believe in Santa and the second that are anti-Santa and who do not let their children reside in the dream world. There’s a third party also who does not side with anybody and just let their children figure it out by themselves.
These parents think that telling their children that Santa is real is as bad as intentionally lying. As the child grows up and finds out that Santa is not real, he’ll feel betrayed and his hope on his parents will fall into bits.
They say they keep trying to instill honesty in their children and if they lie about Santa Claus, it is going to make them hypocrites. Another debate that some parents give is that Santa Claus myth puts children on the receiving end of their gifts and consequently, kids believe that getting gifts is their right and they become reluctant to give presents. Some parents also feel that being on a great behavior only for the sake of receiving gifts isn’t a fantastic value for kids.
Many also prefer to concentrate on the Christmas traditions, Christmas decoration and Christmas business to recreate the magic at the end of year festivities without lying to their kids.
Children should be given a opportunity to live in a dream world because they’ll need to face the actual life as they develop anyhow. Why spoil their youth by telling them that Santa is not real?
Some of those parents become Santa themselves (the Santa get up, complete with the white beard and the famous’ho, ho, ho’ laugh) so that when their children stay awake to catch a glimpse of Santa, they could surprise them.
These parents believe letting children believe in Santa Claus will enable their creativity to grow and it’ll make the children believe in generosity and trust. We understand just how important that is, do not we? They let the children live in the dream world so long as they would like because sooner or later children figure it out on their own that Santa is not really real.