The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy Walked Into a Bar…
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- Should we be perpetuating these fantasies for our kids at all, and if so, for how long? How old should the child be before the jig is up and our ruse is revealed?
- What would happen if we removed these cultural benchmarks? Millions of kids around the world don’t believe in Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny and they seem to be doing fine. Could we in the Western world do the same?
- The profitability of Santa Claus and the Tooth Fairy combined may contribute to a longer “belief period” on the part of the kids. Is this really a good idea?