I've always been conflicted with this. I'm not yet a parent, but I plan on being one in the future if I ever find someone to settle down with. Growing up, my mother wasn't familiar with American myths. She barely spoke English to begin with since she's not from here. However, I was born here so I grew up around American culture. I didn't believe in Santa Claus because my mother couldn't afford to buy us gifts, she's a single mother. But I did believed in the tooth fairy for some odd reason because I saw commercials where the child lost a tooth, placed it under her pillow, and woke up with beautiful jewelry or money the next day. Lol. When I lost two of my tooth, I placed them under my pillow, expecting to get something in return the next morning. Unfortunately, I woke up to nothing but the same two tooth and was beyond disappointed :cry: So yes, my childhood was a little rough. Lol. Now, all my relatives are grown and have children of their own. They do this whole Santa Claus is real thing with their children, but when they go to school, their class mates break the news to them that he isn't real. Some argue back while others are in shock. Lol. Like, what would you do as a parent? Would you play this whole Santa Claus and the tooth fairy is real game or raise them like how I was raised? Lol. I personally am okay with the tooth fairy because that's a good white lie to get your children to go to the dentist. Lol. But I'm not buying the whole Santa Claus thing. Maybe it's because I had a rough childhood and want my children to grow up with some sense of reality. I do want my children to have the best, but I really don't want them to be a good child so they can be on Santa's good list. I want them to be a good kid because they want to be a good kid. Also, many children who believe in Santa expect gifts from Santa. So their parents would have to buy them two gifts, one from Santa and one from them. I don't want my children to expect anything but be grateful for what they have. I also feel sorry for other children who don't get amazing gifts from Santa and compare themselves to other children who Santa loved more and gave them cool gifts. You get where I'm going here? For that reason, I got this great idea from KhoOnxNouxWanxJai where every Christmas, I'd take my children to go pick out gifts so they can donate to the less fortunate. I want to teach them how to give and not take. I see so many children now ask, "What are you getting me for Christmas?" I just shake my head because that's not what Christmas is about.