Is it wrong to lie to kids about Santa? | The Tylt

Is it wrong to lie to kids about Santa?

While many young kids believe in Santa Claus, a recent essay titled "A Wonderful Lie" in the journal of "Lancet Psychiatry" claims fueling children’s belief in Kris Kringle could actually be harmful. Researchers say the holiday fib undermines children's trust in parents. Others call the Santa myth "a cruel prank" on kids—but are they taking a joyful holiday tradition too seriously? Whatever happened to when Santa Claus was just a fun family secret? Read more and vote below! 🎅

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It seems harmless and fun, but it's a pretty elaborate lie when you think about it—and most kids are pretty heartbroken when they find out. 

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But seriously? Generations of kids grew up believing in Santa Claus. How many people would actually say they'd been harmed by it? Maybe people just need lighten up.

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Believing in Santa Claus is about imagination and fairytales—it's fun for kids and maybe people are just overthinking things. Some people actually consider "believing" to be a great part of their childhood.

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Is it wrong to lie to kids about Santa?
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#SantaIsHarmless
#DontLieToKids