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As our kids become more skeptical at an earlier age, what should we say about Santa Claus?

We live in a rational, full-disclosure world. Experts and other smarty-pants like me are always talking about how we parents have to be absolutely truthful with our children and meet every question with detailed answers, complete with footnotes and helpful websites. Because of this, our kids know where babies come from and that a rainbow is just light refracted through water droplets. Maybe this is a good thing, but it sure has taken some of the magic out of parenting, not to mention childhood. Christmas, however, is a time when believers in the plain truth should consider applying some varnish. Parents...

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