To make them as stupid as they are.
The fact still remains though, that you are lying to your children. Plenty of parents from different countries and cultures choose not to do this and their children are not robbed of what life has to offer. Dont make it seem as if these lies are needed for the children to be children.
Maybe they think it will make them happy? It just dumb because the child will notice eventually. Kids are smart and will catch you when you lie.
I allow my children to be children before they have to grow up and realise how hard the world really is
It's what makes the holiday, though they will find out one day that they are not real its still much more fun believing in it then not.
Perhaps you but not everyone..
There's a positive spirit. Indeed :)
Hahah i sensed sarcasm in there, im just not in the mood. Have a good day.
Arguing about something unnecessary
We are still debating whether or not It's okay to tell your children about these thing's when it is not true, I think it is, Its not teaching them to LIE about thing's. It's just putting a little spirit into the christmas holiday's but it seem's it's just not for everyone.
Because they have been lied to when they where kids, so the pay it forward :)
Manipulation--sometimes it works. Comply, and you will be rewarded. And, like other traditions, it indulges our desire to relive our childhood.
I think it's why the aliens lied to us about God.
It helps develop their sense of wonder an curiousness.
They're not "lies", they're fantasy .. just like movies and cartoons ...
There's no harm in giving kids some extra joy at the holidays. They find out they're not "real" as they get older.
What does it hurt?? It's not like kids grow up devastated because of it?
If when you have kids you don't want to tell them about Santa .. go for it. It's your choice .. just like it's others' choices to "believe" in him.
if you're going to take that attitude then go the whole hog and admit that all claims to truth can be considered lies, fabrications and fantasies
or just trials and simplified versions, yes, that's not the same as a lie.
Parents lie to their children every time they say "you can be whatever you want when you grow up."
Theres still a chance but those other stuff dont exist
You can be whatever you want when you grow up if you work hard enough for it.