POLL: Children and Santa Claus

How would you feel if someone told your child there was no Santa Claus?

Last week, Leatrice Ann Eng, a second grade teacher at George W. Miller Elementary School in Nanuet, N.Y., told her students that there was no Santa Claus during a geography lesson about the North Pole.

After disappointing several students and angering their parents, Eng came out and apologized.

In another incident last week, Fox News Chicago anchor Robin Robinson told her co-host that Santa did not exist on live television.

"Stop trying to convince your kids that Santa is Santa," Robinson said. "That's why they have these high expectations. They know you can't afford it, so what do they do? Just ask some man in a red suit. There is no Santa."

If someone told your child that there was no Santa, how would you feel? Would you be angry or do you feel that children should be told the truth? Take the poll or comment below.

paul December 21, 2011 at 01:22 PM
I am not sure why the parents are in an uproar. Perhaps they (the parents) need a lesson on what to teach their children in the first place. If the children only heard stories about Santa Claus the parent should explain the story of Christmas and its true meaning. If you teach them about Santa Claus without the meaning of Christmas, they are wrong. The educators of these school aged children did the correct thing...


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