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Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?

Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?

Update: 2019-02-253
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Magical thinking is part of childhood, and when it comes to characters like Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy, parents often play along with elaborate charades. But what should grown-ups do when kids start aging out of the magic and asking tough questions?

Here's what to remember:
- You aren't lying. You're entering their world of make-believe.
- When kids start asking questions, listen carefully. They might not be ready for the whole truth.
- When the jig is up (and you'll know!), come clean and be prepared for big feelings.
- Find new ways to keep the magic alive.
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Sandra Norris

What if you aren't big on supporting make-believe characters? My son lost a tooth a I didn't do the tooth fairy thing. He doesn't seem upset but he asked me if the tooth fairy was real. I asked what did he think, he says he thinks she's real.

Apr 20th
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Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?

Is It OK To Lie About Santa And The Tooth Fairy?

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