• Is it really necesarry to raise your kids into believing in santa claus?
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[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;26986108]You're asking for a kid to understand advanced social interaction, when their idea of "socially acceptable" would be to stick a finger up their nose in public.[/QUOTE] Im asking a kid to be good and they will get gifts. they can understand that.
[QUOTE=imasillypiggy;26986156]Im asking a kid to be good and they will get gifts. they can understand that.[/QUOTE] Then why not teach them to be good while also letting them believe in Santa? If they act like asses then "Santa" will just return some of the presents he "built" for them back to the store for a refund.
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;26986256]Then why not teach them to be good while also letting them believe in Santa? If they act like asses then "Santa" will just return some of the presents he "built" for them back to the store for a refund.[/QUOTE] Why would I and like I said I want to teach my child the basics of science and logic at that age. I cant teach him about the size of the world and how many people are in it at the same time I tell him about a man that can go to all there houses in less then 12 hours.
[QUOTE=Canuhearme?;26986256]Then why not teach them to be good while also letting them believe in Santa? If they act like asses then "Santa" will just return some of the presents he "built" for them back to the store for a refund.[/QUOTE] There's nothing wrong with doing either of them, other than that your kid will feel severely left out, because all the cool kids in school will get presents from santa, and your parents have to buy them for you because santa doesn't visit you. That is the only argument to be made here. Teaching simply because you can is nonsense, because that works both ways, why teach them about santa when you can not? [editline]27th December 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=imasillypiggy;26986337]Why would I and like I said I want to teach my child the basics of science and logic at that age. I cant teach him about the size of the world and how many people are in it at the same time I tell him about a man that can go to all there houses in less then 12 hours.[/QUOTE] Seriously, how smart do you think your children will be? Kids learn about santa sometimes at the age of three, you havn't even thought of anything to tell them before they are ready to understand anything you want to teach them. They will believe in santa, school/other kids will make sure of that, there really is nothing you can do about it.
[QUOTE=mobrockers;26986379] Seriously, how smart do you think your children will be? Kids learn about santa sometimes at the age of three, you havn't even thought of anything to tell them before they are ready to understand anything you want to teach them. They will believe in santa, school/other kids will make sure of that, there really is nothing you can do about it.[/QUOTE] If i dotn want him to believe in santa I could just say that there are way to many kids in the world for santa to go around the world in a day. I could also say I dont believe I need to teach him about santa for him to be nice.
[QUOTE=imasillypiggy;26986337]Why would I and like I said I want to teach my child the basics of science and logic at that age. I cant teach him about the size of the world and how many people are in it at the same time I tell him about a man that can go to all there houses in less then 12 hours.[/QUOTE] Why not let them be kids as a child rather than a learning machine?
[QUOTE=imasillypiggy;26986453][b]If i dotn want him to believe in santa I could just say that there are way to many kids in the world for santa to go around the world in a day.[/b] I could also say I dont believe I need to teach him about santa for him to be nice.[/QUOTE] Does not compute. You gotta understand that that just aint gonna work, you want to teach your kid that santa doesn't exist, by telling him he exists? :rolleyes:
[QUOTE=mobrockers;26986491]Does not compute. You gotta understand that that just aint gonna work, you want to teach your kid that santa doesn't exist, by telling him he exists? :rolleyes:[/QUOTE] what no. I could just say Santa aint real and explain why he isnt. [editline]26th December 2010[/editline] [QUOTE=Onyx3173;26986471]Why not let them be kids as a child rather than a learning machine?[/QUOTE] hes going to be a kid no matter what. Hes going to be filled with wonder and imagination no matter what and me telling him about the universe can only make him wonder more.
It's not really harmful to get your kids to believe in Santa Claus, as long as you tell them hes not real later.
[QUOTE=imasillypiggy;26986526]what no. I could just say Santa aint real and explain why he isnt. [editline]26th December 2010[/editline] hes going to be a kid no matter what. Hes going to be filled with wonder and imagination no matter what and me telling him about the universe can only make him wonder more.[/QUOTE] You seriously don't realise your kid won't be thinking about things like that before he's your age? Kids don't have a grasp on things like that until they are about 10-12 years old.
Don't teach him lies like that, it'll crush your kid's heart. One lie will just bring up more lies, like flying reindeers. Give him something real to look up to, the world is full of unbelievable things that are real.
[QUOTE=mobrockers;26986583]You seriously don't realise your kid won't be thinking about things like that before he's your age? Kids don't have a grasp on things like that until they are about 10-12 years old.[/QUOTE] Im not going to be teaching the kid trig or anything. Im going to explain why an elephant has a long nose and what starts are. If my 3 year old nephew can beat assassins creed on normal then I think he could understand that stars are just far away suns.
[QUOTE=imasillypiggy;26986654] he could understand that stars are just far away suns.[/QUOTE] What else could it be?
[QUOTE=johan_sm;26986717]What else could it be?[/QUOTE] Well people in the 14nth century didnt get that
It's a lot harder to believe in santa beyond the age of five around here, since we don't put down gifts overnight but have to sneak them in under the tree while the kids aren't looking. Or better yet, have someone dress up as santa and put the gifts down in front of them. Usually someone they know. Yeah, you get over santa pretty quick then. But you also learn to appreciate what your family does for you.
I grew up being told that he doesn't exist. Kind of sucked, I wish my mother had just lied to me, but y'know, who cares.
[i]Is it really necessary to bring your kids up knowing that rape is wrong?[/i] Yes, unless you want them to be a rapist. [i]Is it really necesarry to raise your kids into believing in santa claus?[/i] Yes, unless you want them being scrooge.
Is there anyone else here who kinda knew that santa didn't exist for their whole childhood, and who kinda just played along with the whole thing? [editline]26th December 2010[/editline] Even though their parents kept up the whole charade?
[QUOTE=johan_sm;26986717]What else could it be?[/QUOTE] Fireflies.
[QUOTE=Flapadar;26986875][i]Is it really necessary to bring your kids up knowing that rape is wrong?[/i] Yes, unless you want them to be a rapist. [i]Is it really necesarry to raise your kids into believing in santa claus?[/i] Yes, unless you want them being scrooge.[/QUOTE] Shit logic.
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A life without any sort of wonders would be horrible.
[QUOTE=Radman;26987172]A life without any sort of wonders would be horrible.[/QUOTE] You dont need santa to wonder. the world is filled with it.
Kids need atleast one whimsical belief It's the only time it's possible in life
Why would anyone think it's necessary? It's just a fun bit for the kids, like hiding eggs at Easter Time.
[QUOTE=one free man;26987767]Kids need atleast one whimsical belief It's the only time it's possible in life[/QUOTE] A billion muslims beg to differ.
Well, if you do tell them then one Christmas eve they wont be able to sleep. They'll get up and see you eating the cookies. [B]Then what?[/B]
When I found out he wasn't real I wasn't really bothered. I sneaked downstairs on Christmas Eve and found that it was my dad putting stuff out and just thought I was a fucking genius for working it out.
[QUOTE=yuki;26987790]Why would anyone think it's necessary? It's just a fun bit for the kids, like hiding eggs at Easter Time.[/QUOTE] I dont to many kids believe in the Easter bunny though
[QUOTE=yuki;26987790]Why would anyone think it's necessary? It's just a fun bit for the kids, like hiding eggs at Easter Time.[/QUOTE] except easter eggs exist and santa does not
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