Almost every American child believes in Santa Claus, but eventually, other kids or family members reveal the truth (SPOILER). Many argue that Santa Claus is healthy for kids. Santa gets children into the holiday spirit and the jolly figure can be used to discipline kids. But some say Santa is also a commercialized figure, and convincing kids Santa is real isn't good for their mental health. Besides, some parents want their kids to know they worked hard to provide them with gifts. What do you think?
Some argue that allowing your kids to believe in the magic of the holidays isn't a terrible thing. Psychology Today's Dr. Vanessa LoBue wrote:
Why It's OK for Kids to Believe in Santa Claus
Fast Company wrote that convincing children Santa is real might do more damage later when they find out the truth. Charlie Sorrel wrote:
Convincing Your Kids Santa Is Real Is Bad For Their Mental Health
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