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A belief in Santa does not affect parental trust

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 of Santa, such as how an overweight man can fit through a small chimney.

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Parents and others go to great lengths to overwhelm children with evidence about Santa.

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.

Adults use three tools to decide what to believe:

Studies state that 83 percent of five-year-olds think Santa Claus is real.

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Its interesting and this should serve as a reminder to not be swayed by consumerism

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