Do you you allow your kids to believe in Fairys?

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Jodi - posted on 04/28/2015

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"Peter: Tinkerbell... She's my fairy.
Wendy: But, there's no such thing as f-
[Peter flies up and closes her mouth]
Peter: [firmly] Don't say that. Every time someone says that, a fairy somewhere falls down dead. "

Seriously. Kids have believed in fairies for generations (see above - and if you don't get the reference, then you need some serious education). Children are not harmed by believing in fairies. Or unicorns for that matter. Unicorns are awesome!

And lets face it.....who says they don't exist? (although I am skeptical about the cleaning fairy). You can't ever prove something DOESN'T exist. That's just a fact! If your kids ever question you, explain to them it has never been proven they don't exist. Because it hasn't!

And you could save a fairy from falling down dead ;)

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Ailbhe - posted on 05/01/2015

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Hi Jodi, So true.... I am a believer just I got a Fairy Door and a mom at the school was quiet against allowing such things in her house, made me wonder how many other moms were of the same thinking I personally try to cram as much magic in to my kids childhood as possible! If only I had the cleaning fairy living behind my fairy door now that would be magic :), xXx

Ailbhe - posted on 05/01/2015

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Hi Sarah, I know I hope the bubble never bursts, my 10yr nephew still believes in Fairys and Santa and i truly hope he always does xXx

Ailbhe - posted on 05/01/2015

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Love this! so cute.... I know I personally feeel its important too, magical memories, you can get a Free Fairy door from Ireland from www.mudpiesandrainbows.com they're all the craze its a good one though and a great offer too

Raye - posted on 04/28/2015

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Our cats stare off into space like they see things we don't, and I always tell the kids the cats are looking at fairies!

Sarah - posted on 04/28/2015

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Love it! What is ever wrong with the lovely magical thinking of children? Their bubbles will get burst soon enough!

Ledia - posted on 04/28/2015

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Of course! You don't believe in fairies? ;)

Seriously though, yes, I let my son believe in whatever he wants to believe in. I like to feed the imagination, deductive reasoning skills, and a yearning for knowledge, and fairies or other mythical creatures are a pretty harmless way to do it.

Basically, I've told my son that he may choose to believe in or not to believe in whatever he wishes, but he must understand that not everyone holds the same beliefs. Some people may believe in things he doesn't believe in while others may not believe in things he does believe in. He should listen to people who tell him about their beliefs, and research other beliefs he is interested in, so that he can make an informed decision about his own beliefs. Also, while it is okay for him to discuss what he does or does not believe in with others, he should never force his beliefs on someone else. If I were to prohibit him from believing in something, I would not be setting a very good example for my last rule--not forcing beliefs on others.

If you don't believe in fairies, you can tell your kid that you do not think they are real, but he or she should come to his/her own decision. Then you are not fostering a false belief, but you are not forcing your own either.

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