To those of faith, did you teach your children that there was a Santa

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To those of faith, did you teach your children that there was a Santa

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How did you differentiate between faith in a Savior vs. Santa?

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I think that is one area of parenting where I messed up.
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Re: To those of faith, did you teach your children that there was a Santa

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blue wrote: November 12th, 2021, 6:36 pm How did you differentiate between faith in a Savior vs. Santa?

I think that is one area of parenting where I messed up.
Blue,

Yes, my kids thought there was a Santa. Don't know that we "taught" them that, as much just allowed them to believe it for a while -- not long, because of my son. I don't think any harm was done.

I don't see a need to differentiate.

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Re: To those of faith, did you teach your children that there was a Santa

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I never had any children, but as a child I was raised the traditional white middle-class small town way.

The difference being that I (along with my siblings as far as I know) was never taught anything but that St. Nicholas was simply an ancient personage, real or legendary, around whom many stories and traditions circled.

I don't recall ever thinking that "Santa Claus" had brought me the presents under the Christmas tree; I never questioned the source. They were something that was there, and I simply accepted them.

Much as I am the same way with God; God Is, and there's not a damned thing one can do about it, so best to simply accept and move on, either grudgingly or enthusiastically.
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