On December 26, at a press conference psychologist Khachatur Gasparyan, child psychiatrist Maruke Yeghiyan, and school psychologist Gevorg Yeghiyan said that even if you invite a Santa Claus to your house or gift your child the most fashionable gadget, you will not guarantee your child a happy holiday.
Children cannot be fooled, as they feel any falseness and intuitively assess the atmosphere in the family. For children not yet spoiled by material values love and harmony in the family is more important than the value of the gift under the Christmas tree. According to experts, if on the New Year Eve there is love and understanding in the family, the child will be happy, even if a modest handmade gift lies under the tree.
If you managed to keep the atmosphere of love and harmony at home, most of the celebration for the child is secured. And then we run into the cornerstone – does Santa exist and how to tell the child about the opposite.
There is nothing special to say the kid if it is not necessary. Children want to believe in the fairy tale, and until the children are grown, they will believe in Santa Claus, Khachatur Gasparyan said.
The moment of “growing up” occurs for each individual, however, as soon as the child begins to doubt and ask you questions like “why Santa Claus talks with grandfather’s voice?” the conspiracy is over.
“Do not lie to the kid. The child is most likely to guess the fact that Santa Claus does not exist, and will feel lies in your words. This way you will teach a child to lie too, because a child has no greater authority than the example of a parent. Tell the child directly, yes, there is no Santa Claus,” Maruke Yeghiyan said.