Makin' a List, Checkin' it Twice~Do You Use Santa to Get Them to Be Good?

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Registered: 10-08-2004
Makin' a List, Checkin' it Twice~Do You Use Santa to Get Them to Be Good?
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Thu, 12-22-2011 - 8:41am

I know so many parents now who are using Santa to get their children to behave.

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Registered: 07-25-2007

No, He's a good kid who sometimes messes up.

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Registered: 09-12-2003

when Liam was younger we'd call santa (aka my voice mail at work) I will admit I used it with my 3 year old last night but truth is I've bought the gifts can't imagine at this age something he is actually capable of doing and would do that would make me not give them so it seems like an empty threat anyway so we stopped using it on him once he really understood consequences. IMO it would give mixed signals if you say if you are bad santa wont come if you really arent going to deprive them of xmas why threaten it kind of undermines you in the future. For my younger one its a bit different he doesn't make all the connections yet. Now Liam is also in the inbetween where he sort of believes but kind of not so the actual Santa threat is tricky anyway

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Registered: 10-08-2004

We never used Santa to get him to behave, behaving is just something we expect him to do.

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