Raising Children to Not Believe In Traditional Holiday Characters...

I have decided that I'm not going to raise my daughter to believe in traditional holiday characters like Santa Clause, or the Easter bunny, or any of those things. She's also not going to be raised on the idea of a tooth fairy. Mostly for reasons of personal beliefs, but also because I don't think it's right to have a kid believe in something for so many years, then have to have them find out it's not real. I know I was raised on these traditions and nothing awful happened lol, but I just consider it a waste of time, in my family anyway. I want Clara to know the true meaning of each holiday, not the American-ized version of them.

What about you, ladies? Are you going to use traditional holiday characters with your kids?

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Born: Indianapolis, Indiana
Current: Fortville, Indiana
Birth: January 04
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I'm a 23 year old single mother living in Fortville, IN. I work in Indianapolis. I have a wonderful 3 year old daughter, Clara. Check out my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005722937289 :-)