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AfraidToDie's Avatar Jump to comment 43 by AfraidToDie

I personally believe it is healthy to allow young children to believe in Santa, the tooth fairy, and the easter bunny. They continue to believe in these until their little minds mature enough to make them realize without a doubt that they don't really exist. This might take a couple of years to come to this realization along with older children telling them as well. The next logical step for them is to come to the realization that the adult story of the sky daddy may also be imaginary as well. Is that not a healthy mental migration? Wouldn't allowing them to come to their rational conclusion be better, as well as allowing their imagination to flourish at an early age?

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:25:54 UTC | #903146