you still recall your own disappointment?
When asked about their own Santa experience,
many adults immediately re-live the loss
they felt when they learned the “truth”—Santa
Claus isn’t real.
people had the added embarrassment
of having defended their parents’ honesty
to their playmates, until they learned that
they were mistaken to have done so.
Children who loved having Santa in their
lives were confused about what to do “next.”
Most kids “find out” from their
friends and then hide their discovery from
their parents because:
Typically a child pretends to believe for two
years after they have learned the truth. During
this time they silently observe as their parents
continue to maintain the deceit.
- They are afraid their parents will be
upset with them
- They are worried that they won’t
get as many presents
- They are confused about how to merge the
new “truth” with the old paradigm
- They don’t want to spoil their parents’
Santa Story Revisited presents adults
and kids with a Santa Claus that is even more
Without having to justify the “real”
aspect of Santa, the story can easily engage
When we play along “with” our
children, our imaginations can lead to new
traditions and delights.
The Santa Story Revisited teaches
you how to “make-believe” in Santa
along with your children.
Even an “already disappointed”
child can engage in Santa “make-believing”
and reactivate the fantasy and fun of the