Gen Z Parents Shun Teaching Kids About Santa
(TheRedWire.com) – The story of Saint Nicholas started in 280 AD. He became known as the protector of children and the most popular saint in Europe. Over time, his name evolved into Santa Claus. In the late 1700s, his folklore made inroads into American culture, and the rest is history. Today, Saint Nick’s legacy is one of toys and joy, but as everyone knows, he isn’t real. Now, some Gen Z parents are refusing to go along with the culture and allow their kids to believe in the jolly old figure. Instead, they’re shunning him.
The hashtag “SantaIsntReal” recently trended on TikTok and earned millions of views. One mom made a video informing people she told her 3-year-old that Santa was make-believe. She said telling kids about the fictional character was a lie, and that’s not how she wanted to raise her child. Another said she didn’t want to scare her kids into celebrating the holiday based on Christmas gifts.
Gen Z parents refusing to teach their kids about Santa, claim it's 'traumatizing' https://t.co/zvXYJ9NawJ
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Other parents said they want to avoid making Santa a fearful or judgmental character who rewards or punishes based on naughty or nice. Instead, they are pursuing what’s called “gentle parenting.” They said they are raising their kids by promoting respect and kindness and want them to be good because it’s the right thing to do.
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