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Originally Posted by mattemma04 View Post

My dd is in Montessori upper(age 9-12) grade 4-6. .She says some of the kids *might* still believe,but it has not been an issue like it was for my ds in his lower class(age 6-9) grade 1-3 which had some serious pro-santa kids. I am glad my ds will be in upper next year where kids control their emotions a bit better about beliefs.



I'm all curious to see how this goes. He'll be in the older class post-holidays, right?

 

I do think you need to have it out with the principal and your ds's former teachers though. What did they do when the other kids were telling your ds he was "killing Santa" because he didn't believe? And what on EARTH was the principal thinking to call you up to pass on the other parents' complaints rather than telling the parents to teach their own kids tolerance?

 

I'm glad your ds will be out of it, but I doubt he's been the first to be bullied by the Santa-cult.

post #42 of 43

My DD is in 3rd grade and still believes.  She has friends that do not, and I told her that thier parents give them gifts instead.  I also told her that most people stop believing sometime during their childhood, and that she can choose if she wants to believe or not, and, when she makes the choice no longer to believe, mama will pick up the slack.  She seemed pretty happy about it.  She asked me if I still believe and I told her that I chose not to believe when I was about her age and that now I enjoy her and her sisters getting gifts from Santa.  If she pointedley asked if I am the one who puts the presents under the tree I would tell her that I do.  In our home, we believe in the spirit of Santa even as adults, so I do not feel we have deceived, and I have never lied when she asked me questions.  Having said that, I did not give her more information that what she was asking for. 

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Originally Posted by MsBirdie View Post

My DD is in 3rd grade and still believes.  She has friends that do not, and I told her that thier parents give them gifts instead.  I also told her that most people stop believing sometime during their childhood, and that she can choose if she wants to believe or not, and, when she makes the choice no longer to believe, mama will pick up the slack.  She seemed pretty happy about it.  She asked me if I still believe and I told her that I chose not to believe when I was about her age and that now I enjoy her and her sisters getting gifts from Santa.  If she pointedley asked if I am the one who puts the presents under the tree I would tell her that I do.  In our home, we believe in the spirit of Santa even as adults, so I do not feel we have deceived, and I have never lied when she asked me questions.  Having said that, I did not give her more information that what she was asking for. 

You are brilliant, and I think your solution should be posted to all the Santa-threads.
 

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