When did your child stop beileving in Santa and the tooth fairy!!!

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PS a couple of years ago one of my kids asked my sister if Santa and God knew each other. My sister said "oh well some people say that there's no such thing as Santa". I was really annoyed and chipped in "yes and some people say there's no such thing as God!"

DeAnn - posted on 04/19/2010

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I don't remember the exact ages my kids each quit believing. But now that they are all older, we have started a new tradition. Around Thanksgiving we draw names (including parents) and we set a limit & each person is responsible for filling the stocking of the person whose name they drew. We have a LOT of fun with this!

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Arrrk my daughter just told me yesterday that she knows Santa is me! I was amazed that she hadn't told me earlier - she let me go on pretending and now I feel silly (and like I've been caught out lying my head off!). She is turning 10 on Tuesday, so that sounds similar to quite a few other posts.

Suzanne - posted on 11/12/2010

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we are catholic so when my son was 8 he asked i told him santa brings Jesus' birthday presents to us because jesus loves us and wants to share the love with us, but the only person who knows for sure if he is real is his heart. now at 10 we think he is really border line for beleaving but will not say (a good thing mind you as his brother is only 5) as for the tooth fariy he said one day he thought he seen daddy in his room at his tooth and asked are you and dady the fariy? we told him to decide what he thought was the truth he is still unsure. let them decide for themselves we all need something good and pure to beleive in let them be inacent as long as posible

Becky - posted on 11/12/2010

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My daughter is 9 and has asked, I always turn it on her and ask her if she believes, because not everything in life is about what others believe, it's about what she believes. I think she knows it's not real anymore, but she doesn't admit it. Everything will come out in due time, but I encourage her to use her imagination and make believe.

Carol - posted on 11/11/2010

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My ten year old figured out Santa and the Easter Bunny on her own and with her peers. She still believes in the tooth fairy, but is starting to wonder a little. I think children need a little magic in their lives for as long as they can hold on to it. She will stop believing in the tooth fairy when she is ready, on her own. Until then, we are just letting her enjoy a little harmless fantasy.

Pat - posted on 04/19/2010

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Mine will be 8 and 11 this July and they bot still believe. my 11 year old asked I I believed in the Tooth Fairy and I said of course because someone is going to have to take my teeth when they fall out when I'm really old :-)

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My oldest is 11yrs old and I think, while he hasn't said anything, that he knows that Santa Caus isn't real. This past Christmas he didn't want tp go with his brother and sister to see Santa at the mall. We really don't talk about the Tooth Fairy, but I am pretty sure he knews it's me :-)

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My daughter was 10 when she asked me if Santa was real because some of the girls at school had told her that he didn't exsist. I didn't want to lie so I said that the girls where telling the truth and it broke her heart - she said she wished that i'd lied!!! It was horrible - i wish that when she'd asked me that i'd turned the question back to her and asked her what she thought because she would have said that she thought that Santa was real

Luan - posted on 04/16/2010

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I think its best to let kids come to their own conclusions.But if they ask me if i believe I always say"of course" xxx

Shari - posted on 04/16/2010

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Carrie I agree it's so much fun when they believe, and yes they will all figure it out for themselves, I see no harm in letting it continue in my home for as long as I can.

Carrie - posted on 04/16/2010

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Our daughter is 8 almost 9, in 2 weeks, and she still believes. We hope she continues to believe for a long time to come. Everyone figures it out at different times and they ALL will at some point. It is so much more fun when they don't believe imo.

Crissy - posted on 04/14/2010

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MY OLDEST STOPPED CLOSE TO 1ST GRADE CUZ OF KIDS AT SCHOOL BUT BECAUSE HIS SIBLINGS HE DONT SAY ANYTHING! NOW MY YOUNGEST BOY STILL DOES AN HES IN 1ST!

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I am not sure when my son stopped believing but he is 11 and has told us that there is no Santa, tooth fairy, Easter Bunny, etc. We tried telling him that it was sad he did not believe because you must believe in order to receive but this only helped him "believe" the night before the holiday... His sister is 1 so I was honest with him but told him not to ruin it for his sister!

Shari - posted on 04/14/2010

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My kids still believe however I think they are starting to get it that mom and dad do all the Santa and Tooth Fairy stuff. My son is 8 will be 9 next month and my daughter is 7 and will be 8 in a couple of months. The kids in their school keep telling them well we don't believe in Santa and for the first couple of years they were there it was devastating to her that and we just tell them that certain families believe what they want and we can't tell them their beliefs are wrong they just aren't the same as ours. I hope this helps.

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