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That santa ain't real. My eldest is 9 and I suspect she don't believe infact I'm sure. My missus thinks we leave it till next year or after xmas this year to tell her. I'd tell her now as I don't w… Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
That santa ain't real. My eldest is 9 and I suspect she don't believe infact I'm sure. My missus thinks we leave it till next year or after xmas this year to tell her. I'd tell her now as I don't want her being the only numpty in her class that believes in him. But on the flipside of that I don't want her being the only kid in class that does know. I think I knew from about that age. When did you tell your kids/or when did they suss?

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banned#1
why would you need to tell them
#2
What do you mean santas not real?
#3
My girl is 4 and knows it's pish
#4
I think I was told about 7 I still remember the day! :thinking:
#5
tell them.

u dont want them goin to school and gettin ripped for it
#6
He is real !!!!
#7
santa is not real? thats news to me. Where did you get the info? I want the proof.

If he is not real then where do all the presents come from?
#8
No need to say anything, kids find out but play the game for their presents, which keeps it all good
#9
numptyj;7249043
tell them.

u dont want them goin to school and gettin ripped for it


See that's what I think but the wife disagrees
banned#10
numptyj
tell them.

u dont want them goin to school and gettin ripped for it


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I don't think I was ever told... It just naturally became more and more obvious that it was complete ********.

I would definitely bully a kid if they believed in santa.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#11
vibeone;7249065
[FONT=Arial Black][SIZE=3][COLOR=sienna]^ this[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[SIZE=3][FONT=Arial Black][COLOR=sienna]I don't think I was ever told... It just naturally became more and more obvious that it was complete ********.[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

[SIZE=3][FONT=Arial Black][COLOR=sienna]I would definitely bully a kid if they believed in santa.[/COLOR][/FONT][/SIZE]

Your twenty odd and you would bully a 9 year old. Well done you:)
#12
sassie
why would you need to tell them


+1(but with a ?)

What parents actually tell their kids Santa isn't real?
#13
jellybaby22
my daughter is 7 and is starting to question it....

think I was about 9 when i found out ..I was gutted...xmas was never the same.... :-(

my opinion is keep the lie going as long as you can


I,m with you, the longer the better. Mine were starting to doubt so I told them it was up to them if they believed or not, but did they really want to risk not believing and not getting presents from Santa. They are now both strong believers, aged 8 & 9.:santa:
#14
I sympathise! I did tell my daughter (then aged 9) that although her Dad and I brought all of the Christmas presents, Santa really does exist.. it's just nobody has actually seen him and many do believe (I do). A bit like God - and look at how many people believe he exists (we don't). x
#15
I cant remember when I stopped believing totally but even at a young age I knew it was too much of a fairy tale same for tooth faries.

Cant remember what was first when I totally gave up on the idea of him being real but when I was 11 or 12 I saw this think I like back in a cheap shop(maybe B Wise but might of been before it was around) and my mum was talking like maybe Santa will get it for me and my brother was laughing(he was 4 years older) then cant remember much but my mum was telling him off as he was trying to joke about the present being in a bag hidden under my mums jacket.

Similar for tooth fairy also around the time I was 11 or 12, lost a tooth when in a cramped caravan then went to bed, was woken up by my brother talking to my mum and him saying something and my mum saying at least I still beleived in it and not to take the idea away from me.
#16
in b4 DDTA and Borolad come in crying
banned#17
thesaint
+1(but with a ?)

What parents actually tell their kids Santa isn't real?


im confused why they would need to tell a child this, surely when children are old enough to know, they know
#18
jellybaby22
because otherwise..... this is what you will get when they grow up:p


+1:)
#19
:cry: OMG
#20
Paddy_o_furniture
Your twenty odd and you would bully a 9 year old. Well done you:)


is he really 20 ? from his statement i would have said he was only 5 !!!
#21
numptyj
in b4 DDTA and Borolad come in crying


too late, didn;t see your post when i posted that :w00t:
#22
sassie;7249132
im confused why they would need to tell a child this, surely when children are old enough to know, they know

Because I don't want her looking a plank and arguing with mates at school that he is real.
#23
sassie
im confused why they would need to tell a child this, surely when children are old enough to know, they know


well said Sassie :thumbsup:
#24
My son is 9 and is working it out for himself, he still has some doubts this year (frightened of getting no presents) but I'm pretty sure he will not believe next year.

I wouldn't tell her, let her work it out for herself, she will just 'know' and I think thats the best way of doing it. I can't remember when I 'knew', think it was just a natural realisation and I have no hangups about it. If you must discuss it with her, at least leave it til after christmas just in case she still believes.

Look at it this way, at least she can't blame you for ruining her childhood!! (I'm only joking btw).
#25
sassie
im confused why they would need to tell a child this, surely when children are old enough to know, they know


My 9 year old started at Middle school mixing with 13 year olds. There was no way I was going to expose her to being riduculed. That's why I told her. .. As hard as it was x
#26
numptyj
in b4 DDTA and Borolad come in crying


borolad94
:cry: OMG



strong psychic skillz ITT
#27
kittycatboots
I,m with you, the longer the better. Mine were starting to doubt so I told them it was up to them if they believed or not, but did they really want to risk not believing and not getting presents from Santa. They are now both strong believers, aged 8 & 9.:santa:


lol i like that answer is like the Dollar" in god we trust" people beleave prove not and so is santa :santa:
banned#28
jellybaby22
because otherwise..... this is what you will get when they grow up:p


i dont think so, kids dont need to be sat down to be told theres no santa, my daughter just one year told me she knew santa wasnt real, think she was 8
#29
I think there's about 1 week left of school before christmas so if this was going to be an "issue" there, it would have come up by now. So, I'd let your daughter believe it for at least this one more christmas and tell her in January. Let's face it, Christmas is never the same once you find that out so it can't harm at this stage to let her have at least one more xmas where she probably believes.

I remember i found out (told by my mam) when i was 9 and that's about the same age most of my friends say they found out so like i say, maybe one more xmas believing then the "big reveal" in January. Just my opinion.
banned#30
Spammed

This thread is unfair on the children on this site who will have their dreams shattered by this revelation.

(Look away rodent..... nothing to see here)
#31
sassie
im confused why they would need to tell a child this, surely when children are old enough to know, they know


Apparently they get bullied. Never heard of that myself.

My son is 11, soon to be 12 and still half believes in Santa.
banned#32
Paddy_o_furniture
Your twenty odd and you would bully a 9 year old. Well done you:)


[FONT="Arial Narrow"][SIZE="2"][COLOR="DarkGreen"]Yes, and thanks,[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
#33
In our house santa doesn't bring the pressies, but he has the final say. We haven't anywhere to hide all the presents they get, so they sit under the tree. Santa gets to veto the gifts if he feels they've (the children, not the gifts) not been good enough. He comes down our chimney, drinks our milk, eats our mince pies, and usually doesn't veto anything. In the event of a veto I believe he gives all the presents to a much nicer child who wasn't so lucky with their family giving them stuff.

I intend never to tell my children any different. If they are picked on or laughed at because of this, I imagine that will teach them a whole different lesson, like how people with no imagination tease people who like to have a little fun in their lives. They could always pretend they don't believe if it makes them happy.

:santa:
banned#34
thesaint
Apparently they get bullied. Never heard of that myself.

My son is 11, soon to be 12 and still half believes in Santa.


never heard f it before either, my daughter worked it out i think when she was about 8, but like others wouldnt say 100% incase she never got any pressies - lol, some things just happen naturally
#35
One of the reindeer has broke his legs & Santa will be unable to deliver his presents from now on...
That's how I got told! haha
#36
We're still putting a carrot, beer and mince pie out....! Anyone else?
banned#37
Sheena0104
We're still putting a carrot, beer and mince pie out....! Anyone else?


we put, milk, mince pie and a carrot
1 Like #38
oh no don't tell! let them believe the magic for as long as possible, we grow up far too soon!! I was never told, just came to the gradual realisation...my little one is 6 and she is getting suspicious but I will keep the magic alive as long as possible!!
#39
If you don't believe you don't recieve .
#40
Yup same here but our santa likes vodka ;)

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