Saturday, December 12, 2009

That Time of the Year

It's that time of the year when kids start asking their parents whether Santa is real, and parents start seeking out advice on this matter. This blog hasn't seen much activity recently (sorry), but I just received an interesting comment on an old post about lying that illustrates how parents' use of lies to create a magical world for their child can really be frustrating to the child, and can interfere in genuine closeness in the relationship the child has with his or her parents. Read the comment here.

UPDATE (12/21/09): The folks at PEA Soup have taken up the discussion of the Ethics of Santa.

FURTHER UPDATE (12/27/09): Are you kidding me? Some kids just do not ask this question.


Rob A said...

Glad to see you are still there, Philosophy Dad.

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