Your Take: Talking to Kids About Santa Claus

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Most everybody knows about Santa Claus. Yesterday, we spoke to a 20-year veteran Saint Nick, and that got a conversation started: How do you approach the subject when there are questions about his real identity, or requests for presents that Santa can't deliver on? You had a lot of things to say on the topic. 

Christine from Pelham, NY, had this to say: 

 

I have three teenagers, now young adults.  When they were kids I had them give a list and told them if they didn't receive what they really wanted, even big things, I told them: "Santa chooses what he thinks you'll like best and that's it, and that's it! That's the magic of Christmas, you don't always get what you request for" 

I have three teenagers, now young adults.  When they were kids I had them give a list and told them if they didn't receive what they really wanted, even big things, I told them: "Santa chooses what he thinks you'll like best and that's it, and that's it! That's the magic of Christmas, you don't always get what you request for" 

Jason Chubb wrote this on Facebook

My son has asked for motorized vehicles many times now. We always tell him that Santa only buys pedal-powered vehicles because the motorized ones make kids fat and lazy.