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Studies state that 83 percent of five-year-olds think Santa Claus is real.
Many children are told that Santa Claus is a man who lives forever, lives at the North Pole, knows what every child in the world wants, drives a sleigh pulled by flying reindeer, and climbs through ...
Children are prone to believing in just about anything. A sceptical child has less chance of surviving than the child who unthinkingly listens to his parent's advice.
However, research shows that children are rational and thoughtful consumers of information
Adults use three tools to decide what to believe:
Parents and others go to great lengths to overwhelm children with evidence about Santa.
Some philosophers and bloggers claim that engaging in the Santa myth can lead to permanent distrust of parents. However, there is no evidence that it affects parental trust in any significant way.
As children's understanding becomes sophisticated, they can engage with the absurdities o...
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Its interesting and this should serve as a reminder to not be swayed by consumerism
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