Today’s highly interesting read (12/18/18): The Case for Keeping Santa

In 2011 the Associated Press surveyed 1,000 American adults about Santa Claus. The majority of those adults — 18 percent — reported they stopping believing at age 8; 12 percent at age 9 and 16 percent at age 10. The mean age when kids stopped believing was 8.8.

That same year registered nurse Lynne Reeves Griffin, who has a master’s degree in education, wrote a piece for Psychology Today.

I think there’s a strong case for keeping a child’s belief in Mr. Claus alive. Santa is more of an asset than a liability for parents who want to keep the focus of Christmas on teaching values. It’s all in how you incorporate this celebrated gift-giver into your holiday rituals.

You can read the entire article here.

 

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