Which answer should you answer 'Yes, Santa?' To Jesus or No, what is the answer of the five experts?
Parents asked to children by saying, "Do you really have Santa Claus?" Is troubling about how to answer correctly. About this big problem which has kept bothering parents all over the world, the academic news site Conversation has asked five experts to think.
We asked five experts: should I lie to my children about Santa?
◆ No faction
· AMENE · CHAHAEIAN - Psychologist Amene Shahaeian answers that "honestly" should be answered "no", that is, "there is no Santa." According to Mr. Shaheiian, when the child is asking whether Santa Claus exists or not, it is in the stage of developing the ability to distinguish between a real character and a fictitious character. To the children who reached this stage, saying "There is Santa," lying to tell a lie seems to be useless for the growth of children.
According to Mr. Shaheiian, of course, regardless of the child's age, it is not necessary to discuss the fact that "Santa is not in reality", but when you ask a question from yourself, you can teach the correct answer It is the best timing.
· Rebecca · English - Teacher and educator Rebecca Inglisse also believes that "No" should be answered. "Santa is there" means "seeking to believe in fiction" and encourages people to believe in ambiguous lies without moral answers, Mr. English says.
Of course, the existence of Santa Claus itself has an important meaning to nurture children's imagination, but children who ask "Do you have Santa?" Developed with fantasy and imagination, "What you know is true There is a thing that happens when you think of not being ?, and saying that "Santa is there" will waste children's idea.
Also, you (the parent) who bought a present as much as you do not have to dedicate your contribution to Santa Claus, you should be qualified to receive gratitude directly from the child.
· Peter · ERTONON - Philosopher Peter Ersthon is also a "no" faction. Adults lie to keep away from fun things from children, but Mr. Erton is thinking that children can digest the fact that "Santa Claus is a fantasy person" I will.
If you faithfully follow the story of Santa Claus, it points out that there should be a difficult problem of "If wealthy children can receive gifts, how should we explain to children in poor families?" I will.
· David Ginger "Research shows that it is a bad habit to live a child," says educator David Ginger, a teacher. It is wonderful if parents want to play Santa Claus, but it is better to teach children to be honest about why they thought about becoming Santa Claus.
It is said that the benefit gained by believing in Santa Claus is lost when the child no longer believes the existence of Santa Claus. Nevertheless, keeping on lying is not a good thing just by giving children the feeling of being "being cheated".
· Kelly Ann Allen - Psychologist Kelly Ann Allen replied that they should answer "only Santa is there" among the five experts who responded. Allen said, "Parents celebrating Santa Claus and Christmas are literally keeping memories with their children literally keeping memories in a way that will help to share the family's traditions and social experiences across generations The Christmas ceremony provides an opportunity to build a social network and reduce the feeling of loneliness, "he says that Christmas and Santa Claus are meaningful.
Also, Mr. Allen says the lie to a 3-year-old child and the lie to a 30-year-old child are quite different. It is the role of parents to support children until they make natural conclusions about Santa Claus in an autonomous manner, and parents are those who need judgment according to age about what kind of information should be shared with children It is said that.
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