Results for - How do you handle Kids and Santa?

1,895 voters participated in this survey

I have a 5 year old and 8 year old, and with my oldest getting older, the Santa issue has been on my mind. They both still believe, but I know this will be something I may have to brace myself for in the future.

If you have children, do you (or did you) tell them there's a Santa, and that he's real?

1. If you have children, do you (or did you) tell them there's a Santa, and that he's real?

Yes
38%
716 votes
No
16%
302 votes
Not Applicable
46%
877 votes

2. Do you think it's wrong, or lying, to let kids think Santa is real?

Yes
15%
282 votes
No
57%
1,080 votes
Not Applicable
28%
533 votes

3. At what age do you tell them he's not real?

4
7%
125 votes
5
4%
79 votes
6
7%
141 votes
7
10%
194 votes
8
13%
249 votes
9
8%
156 votes
10
22%
420 votes
Other (please specify)
33%
634 votes

4. How do you break the news? Feel free to elaborate in the comments below; I'd love to hear others on the topic :)

blunt and to the point
10%
184 votes
gently ease in to it over time
36%
682 votes
let someone else handle it
6%
106 votes
N/A
43%
818 votes
Other (please specify)
6%
105 votes

5. If you did have to tell your children, how did they take it? Again, feel free to elaborate in the comments! :)

badly; they felt betrayed
4%
79 votes
very well, actually!
13%
241 votes
turns out they already figured it out
29%
549 votes
N/A
53%
1,001 votes
Other (please specify)
1%
25 votes
12/09/2015 Living 1895 61 By: cinderblock13

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