Should parents lie to children about Santa?

Shops are bursting with toys, mince pies are on the menu and radios are blasting out Christmas tunes – so it’s time for another festive favorite: lying to children. Millions of parents convince their kids Santa is real – but this lie may be damaging, according to experts. They also suggest parents may not be motivated by purely creating magic for their children, but by a desire to return to the joy of childhood themselves….

Shops are bursting with toys, mince pies are on the menu and radios are blasting out Christmas tunes – so it’s time for another festive favorite: lying to children. Millions of parents convince their kids Santa is real – but this lie may be damaging, according to experts. They also suggest parents may not be motivated by purely creating magic for their children, but by a desire to return to the joy of childhood themselves….