Have you ever wondered when should you tell kids the truth about Santa? Psychologist reveals age you should break the news.
Psychologist and parenting expert Dr Justin Coulson spoke to Daily Mail Australia about the controversial subject – and revealed when we should be telling our children the truth.
He said: “In my experience, kids get curious between the ages of five and seven.
“It’s a constant topic of conversation and like anything that’s supposed to be a secret: Knowledge is power.”
So if our little boys or girls come home from school, look up at us with those sad eyes and ask: “[Is Rudolph his favourite reindeer]? Ben in my class says he’s not,” how should we respond?
Dr Coulson says: “The right time to tell your child is as soon as they ask.
“If they’re old enough and curious enough to question, then they’re old enough to know the truth.”
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Well my youngest son will be 10 in February and he still happily plays along with the magic of Christmas. He is currently sitting on the fence and I am definitely not about to push him either way! Let them enjoy the innocence of it for as long as possible.
How old was your child when they stopped believing in Santa?
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