Cherise - posted on 03/29/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Ok so I feel like I have all the answers when it comes to giving advice on various subjects from dealing with men to dealing with awkward conversations with kids. HOWEVER the one convo I don't have all the answers to is how to break it to my daughter that there is no santa or any other fictional character for that matter. My daughter is 7 going on 8 years old this coming August. Even though I've made it clear as to what these different holidays and events (ie- Christmas, Easter etc) actually mean and what they were about, I've always pretty much told her that these mythical creatures associated with these holidays existed so that she would get the same enjoyment I got when I was little and for her to have something to look forward to just as I did when I believed santa would visit me! The only thing is now she's getting word that santa is not real from talking with her friends at school. And for some reason when she comes to me and asks me about it I freeze up and become speechless. Its not the same as the birds and the bees talk for me for some reason. Compared to this, that seems easy! I guess I freeze because I don't wanna break her heart because she really believes that these things exist! I know its time to tell her but how do I break it to her gently? Please help!