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May
22
comment How do I make my son wear his glasses?
@DanBeale you're right, edited.
May
22
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May
21
comment How do I make my son wear his glasses?
Also: theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/ask-a-health-expert/…
May
21
answered How do I make my son wear his glasses?
May
14
comment Should I tell my 10-year old son, how screwed-up Cinderella is?
So many parenting questions on this site boil down to parents asking if the appropriate response to a child saying "I like X" is "Well sit down and let me tell you why X is terrible!" (spoiler: the answer is almost always no)
May
8
comment How can I tactfully ask that people refrain from giving religious items at a baby shower?
I agree with this answer more than any other. A baby shower is an opportunity for others to express their love and support for a new child and their family. Rejecting specific gifts out-of-hand may seem "rational" and "efficient", but it denies one of the purposes of the gift - the expression of love and relationship between the giver and the recipient. So even having the organizer or parents spread around the message that some gifts of love are simply not welcome is lacking in tact. The gifts are gifts - what you do with them after is up to you - but be very gracious about receiving them.
May
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answered At what age we should tell our toddler to not kiss everyone who asks her to?
May
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May
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comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@RexKerr I disagree, but appreciate the time you've spent trying to explain your position.
May
4
comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@r12 Interesting! My experience as a child was the opposite - my parents played the santa myth for me as though real, and our relationship and trust levels are great. I'll consider adding my experience as a child to my answer. I appreciate your thoughts!
May
4
comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@RexKerr "Is X worse than Y", answered no, does not imply that Y is worse than X. That's a common logical fallacy. I've answered the question posed. If you're interested in my further opinion, I'd say the answer to the question "Is santa dispensable" is most certainly yes. There are billions of people in the world who grew up without that myth and they are fine. The OP was looking for reasons to engage the santa myth, not for reasons to pull away. Comments are not a great place to further discuss this, though. If you want a more thorough treatment, please ask a new question.
May
4
comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@RexKerr If the question were, "Is Santa dispensable?" then I would have answered that question. It was, however, not part of this question. Feel free to submit it as a question to this site.
May
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comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@bjb568 your statement that child and adult responses to essentially the same stimuli are so very similar that the difference is unnoticeable is intriguing. I look forward to your answer to this question from that perspective.
May
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comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@bjb568 "incomplete" I understand your point, but it was easier to phrase this way than to write a more complete sentence comparing their knowledge with an adult's knowledge. When you're talking about a 4 year old vs an adult, there is a huge gulf, and I felt it was large enough to generalize. Regarding "societal truths" consider reading the linked article for more.
May
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May
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comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@mattdm " I do think that doing so undermines the honesty I try to always demonstrate." That goes back to them being able to tell the difference between a myth and a truth. Not only do they have to figure out whether someone is generally trustworthy, they also need to understand that they can trust people at different levels for different things. Of course, we could get into a much longer discussion about this. I appreciate your comment!
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Apr
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comment Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
@TobiasKienzler I don't recall seeing that episode, but I recall reading about it very recently - probably spurred on by another question on stack exchange - and I'm interested in watching it now.
Apr
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answered Why would you lie to your children about Santa?
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