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If you have done the tooth fairy thing and if your child was to ask you if they were in fact real what would you say? Dd figured out at some point that princesses aren't real; they are just women dressed in costumes - at Disney. But if she asked about tooth fairies I am not sure what to reply.

 

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We use the old, "What do you think" when things like that come up.  You can usually tell if they want you to confirm their suspicious one way or another.

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I ask back, "What do you think?" If they say, "I think she's pretend," then I feel like they're wanting the truth, and I say that they're right. If they say, "I think she's real," then I say, OK and leave it at that.
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One time I was at the bank getting tooth fair coins,$1 gold coins, for my ds (6). My dd (4) saw this and said are you the tooth fairy? I said yes, me and dad. She immediately said she was going to tell her brother when he got home from school that day. Knowing that I couldn't do anything to stop her I made sure I was present when it happened. It went sort of like this-

 

dd: the tooth fairy isn't real!

ds: yes she is

dd: mom told me she is the tooth fairy and i was with her when she got the coins at the bank

ds: i don't believe you

dd: mom is the tooth fairy

ds: how could she go to all the houses each night

dd: pause...she is only our tooth fairy. everybody has their own mom who is their tooth fairy (this is her own logic)

ds: no way

ds: mom, are you and dad the tooth fairy?

me: yes

ds: i don't believe you

 

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my dd would have felt deceived had i not told the truth. my fantasy loving pretend playing ds wasn't ready for the truth and did not accept it. however, when he is ready and asks me i will also be honest with him. i think when a child asks, they are ready to know the truth, gently.

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If my kid was 12 I would surely tell them. It depends on their maturity. I find kids accept it really well for the most part.
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