Santa Claus

Should children continue to believe in the myth of Santa Claus ?


  1. I think that children shouldn't believe in the magic of Christmas because once they have grown up and find out the truth they will be disappointed that their parents lied to them and will lose their self confidence and knowing that Santa Claus doesn't exist will make them sad.
    Sirina Kazdaghli 2nd3

  2. Many parents wonder what to tell their child about Santa Claus, how to avoid pain and disappointment, how to not lie to them when they are taught to tell the truth, etc.

    First of all, making Santa Claus believe is much more than a "soft lie". It is encouraging the child to believe in a myth, to participate in a social ritual, in a truth that is part of our society. Personally, I find that all the "magic" that surrounds this celebration and Santa Claus is a beautiful story.

    During this period of magical thinking, a more or less solid base is built inside the child. Santa Claus is a good and smiling character and is thus part of the positive representations of the child. In this sense, it could be said that allowing the child to believe in Santa (or another mythical character of the genre), in the magic, is to give him hope in life, to secure him, to reassure him in the face of obstacles, give him access to something good for him.

    Santa Claus represents a paternal figure and contains a certain magic, it cannot reflect the image of a good father who thinks of the child by bringing him a gift, listening to him telling him what he wants or simply listening to her sing a song. If we want to convey this image of kindness and generosity, we are going to say to the child: "Be wise if you want Santa Claus to bring you gifts! "? This sentence has little impact in my opinion because the children quickly retained that they will still have gifts. This sentence can also be tricky for other children forgotten by this holiday, who may wonder what they have done wrong for it to be so.

    Transmission of values ​​and traditions: Long-term Impacts.
    The Christmas approach is a good time for parents to pass on their values ​​to children, perpetuate traditions or create new ones. In this transmission of values ​​and traditions, there are several benefits. Here are a few :

    -Integrating sharing and generosity.
    - Participate in the development of social awareness.
    - Develop the sense of belonging.
    - Find again the pleasure of being together.
    - Prepare your heart to pleasure.
    - Stimulate the rise of desire.
    - Favour patience throught waiting and anticipating.

    The more the child grows, the more questions are elaborated: "How does he distribute all gifts to children in all houses? "," How can he make all the toys? ", "Why Dad is never present when Santa Claus arrives? " The child will then seek to find the answers to his questions, he will have doubts but he will want to continue to believe in them again.

    Then questions will multiply and become insistent. The process will happen naturally because, little by little, the child will hear things that will shake his beliefs, but he will keep what he will be ready to take and digest. On the other hand, if the questions become too insistent and the play of magic is no longer funny, for example: "Mom, Dad, tell me the truth! I know that Santa Claus does not really exist because of ... ", at that moment, it is useless to continue pretending since the child no longer wants to play. It is better to keep the bond of trust and emphasize that the child is made big enough to realize that it is a beautiful story that allows us to celebrate together, to give ourselves, and that the "true Santa Claus" exists in our child's heart.

    Eva LORUSSO 2nd3

  3. of course children have to continue to believe in Santa Claus because, Santa claus is a part of the magic of Christmas with the snow and gifts. When i was a child every Christmas day I look for him for the gifts but I never saw him.
    Santa Claus excit since a long time and it is not this generation that is going to bother us! :) happy new year teacher

  4. Hello! When I was smaller than now, I have always believed in Santa Claus and the magic of Christmas, I have always enjoyed the evenements of this period, I have always been with my family and everybody is happy for Christmas, so I grew up with this impression;
    -The wait for the presents and the surprise when you discorver the present without the packaging.
    -All the family together and a good moment until midnight.
    -(When you are a child), Your father disguises in Santa Claus, but you believe it 😄.
    -Some animations and decorations of Christmas in all the city which make you feeling good.
    I cited these things but there is a lot things that make Christmas a beautiful evenement, of course for me it's not just a commercial party 😁.
    To get back at the question, I think, that say at a child that Santa Claus not exist would break a part of this magic Christmas.
    That's it, thank you for your time, enjoy.

  5. On one hand, I think that when children belive in Santa Claus it's just so cute and they see Santa Claus like a god! I think that children should continue to believe in Santa Claus but on the other hand, I think that when they'll grow up, they will be disappointed to see that Santa Claus had never existed.
    For me, when I was younger like 6 or 7 years old, I found out that Santa Claus had never existed. I don't remember how I have found out but I remember that I asked to my parents and my big sister if all of this was true and they told me that it wasn't and I can tell that I was very sad about that because I really thought that it was Santa Claus who brought me my gifts.

    Lisa ROMAN 2nd3

  6. Santa Claus embodies the symbol of Christmas magic and represents one of the main Christmas spirits. Children are literally charmed by this legend and it even makes them feel crazy. Indeed, we all had imagined at least once that Santa and his reins ate the carrots or fruits we left nearby the Christmas tree or passed in front of our windows. All those dreams contribute to the childhood innocence, that I personally would like to live again.
    Otherwise, just look at the reaction of many children when they are told the truth : some of them cry whereas others are sometimes annoyed with their parents and everyone feels disappointed.
    That disillusion shades off quiet quickly although it is a real deception at first. As for me, I remember how upset I was but now I am just laughing at this lovely child behavior.
    Regardless, I keep in my mind a fabulous memory of Santa Claus and I am always amazed to see children fascination.
    That's why I cannot understand why children shouldn't believe in this myth and I am always wondering why some parents do not want their children to believe in Santa Claus.

    Marie 1S4

  7. Hello everybody,
    For me Santa Claus is the most important element for Christmas with happines and the family of course. It the reason why children must to believe in him. If the children don't believe in him a part of the magic of Christmas dies and it's very shame.
    Thank you for time

  8. Christmas is the joy of life, Christmas without Santa Claus would be bad because Santa Claus is the beauty of Christmas and especially for children, it's funny to see the children rush to write letters to Santa Claus.
    So yes they should continue to believe

  9. Hello everyone. I think that Santa Claus is good for low age children, because they can trust someone else than their parents, and they can identifiate kindness and blessful to a confident old men. When I was young, I was like : "Oh, this men is old, and the old person have the sagacity (by their long life, they saw lot of things). Since I know that Santa-Claus is "fake" person, and when I talk to low age children, I feel that they are fascinated by this men.

    To conclude, I'd like to ask you this question : "Do you think that Santa Claus can be assiociated to Tooth Fairy, by the fact that they are "fake" entity ?"

  10. Hello,
    For me Santa Claus is the most important element in Christmas for the children because it's Santa Claus who brings them the gifs.
    When I was child, my cousins ​​and I celebrate Christmas together and we thought it was Santa Claus who brought us gifts.
    When I was ten years old, I saw my parents deposited gifts under the Christmas tree.
    Since this day I don't believe in Santa Claus but I think children should believe in him and in his magic.

  11. Hello,
    Christmas a party where everybody finds himself to celebrate him.
    For me the children should again believe in Santa Claus, us as child we had the right to believe in it, today the children should believe it with the same desire as we had younger.
    Bankolé Abyss

  12. Children must continue to believe in Santa Claus because it represents the magic of Christmas and the dream of children. If they did not believe in Father Noel, there would be no longer the same generation of children who would provoke a younger maturity.

  13. Hello
    For me children should continue to believe in Santa Claus because it keeps the magic of Christmas and make children even happier. Without the Santa Claus, Christmas will not be the same for children.