AS a parent, nothing quite compares to the joy on your child’s face after the Tooth Fairy has paid them a visit or when they discover a pile of presents from Father Christmas.
That said, one mum has caused a stir online after she revealed she hasn’t taught her children about the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus or the Tooth Fairy as she doesn’t think it’s “healthy”.
The mum opened up about the unusual parenting decision other mums think is ‘weird’Credit: Tik Tok
The mum said she’s never told her children about Santa or the Easter Bunny because she doesn’t want to “build their hopes up, only to have them crushed later.”
She continued: “I was often criticised, saying that I’m not allowing my children to have an imagination, or I’m not allowing my children to be a child, but actually I’m allowing my children to have imaginations of their own choosing.”
The mum says she still spoils her kids at Christmas and EasterCredit: Tik Tok
“They still got Christmas presents, they still got Easter baskets and I personally rewarded them and praised them for getting their teeth out and all the other things that people normally get,” she added.
Her video has viewed by over 300,000 people on TikTok – and needless to say, it kicked off a heated debate in the comments.
One replied: “To each it’s own, but building childhood on a lie and crushing dreams is far-fetched to me.”
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Another wrote: “I wanted to raise my eldest like this but didn’t because of pressure from my relatives. Always regretted it.”
“My parents never told me about Santa, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter bunny,” a third said. “I never remember feeling left out.”
Meanwhile, a fourth wrote: “This is perfectly fine but PLEASE don’t let them ruin it for other children.”
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