Mama, Is Santa Claus really REAL? (Episode 126)
Now that the hoopla of Christmas has arrived and today is that magical day, many of you parents are getting hit with that dreaded question, "Mama, is Santa Claus really REAL?" Well, how do you answer that?
Learn "the Wonderful Truth About Santa Claus" in this episode
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Ah, Santa Claus
This week we read aloud, "The Wonderful Truth About Santa" for a quick discussion on what you can choose to focus on as your children navigate magic and whimsy as they grow and mature.
We love this book as a simple way to address the beauty of Saint Nick through the joy of giving anonymously.
I love how it reminds children not to break the news to others while also helping them to understand the spirit of the "Santa way" of giving without any attention being brought to you.
There are so many great books. I've found it's been helpful to have these books on hand not to force the moment, but have available to help guide the conversation when they come up naturally - and to ensure you cover some of those essentials (like not spilling the beans to all your friends).
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Where are we this week?
Christmas in Florida is definitely the way we like it. We've taken pictures in front of this setup the last two years down in the Florida Keys.
We had the pleasure of having my parents with us for Christmas this year, and had a great day lounging around a state park where we're camped!
Follow us on our journey on Insta as the FieldTripGypsies!
What is your focus for Christmas?
For some families, this is a very religious focused holiday. For others, Santa steals the show. Regardless, Christmastime often fosters a spirit of giving, and our goal with our own children is to help them take that generosity throughout the year, and not just on a holiday.
Some additional resources for you
- Not Just A Hallmark Holiday – An Attitude of Gratitude (Episode 79)
- Gift Ideas for Every Personality Style (Episode 80)
- Holiday Abundance (Episode 81)
- 5 Tips for Difficult Conversations You Want to Avoid (Episode 82)
- When Routines Are Off And Expectations Are High (Episode 83)
- We Got CRAFTY for Christmas (Episode 84)
- Unhurried Spaciousness: Five Steps for Your New Year (Episode 85)
Your Weekly Challenge:
Check out this book above, as well as look at what other options you might be interested in getting to help your children understand what your Christmas celebrating is all about.
Be ready for when it comes up naturally in your home, so your child knows the door to conversation is always open.
Questions or comments?
Personality styles, marriage/intimacy, parenting, education, minimalism or travel - what is pressing on your mind?
Or, hop on over to the Mama Says Namaste or Unschooling Families FB groups and ask your question there!
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