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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 23 2006,07:12   

Areden you are correct.  I am raising both of my chrildren with the Sanata  myth as well, yet  I tell them Santa is make believe.  That probably goes over their head though.

And I forgot to answer Julie's question:

"Do kids have an innate ability to think logically without training"

I think so.  When I was between 4 and 5 my parents tell me I confronted them with the notion that Santa could not really exist, or if he did exist he was not responsible for all the presents children all over the world get.  My claim was no one could visit every house in the world in one single evening.  

I think that would be an example of untrained critical/logical thinking?

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