The Ethics of Santa with Susan G. Groner

As the father of two young boys, I have concerns about Santa. Beyond the obvious “Should we lie to our kids?” question, there are a lot of other concerns I have. Does Santa escalate income inequality issues? Does he cause trust issues? Does Santa teach children to lie to their parents and others?

I’m probably a bit more anti-Santa than most, but I wanted to get the inside scoop from someone who knows more about parenting than me. Susan G. Groner, The Parenting Mentor, helps parents learn to raise their children with sanity and joy. In the end, despite having some differing opinions, Susan and I found some answers that should help anyone struggling with the question “What do I do about Santa?”

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