Should children be told about stories like Santa Claus, Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy?

In response to a poem by Ma http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnlncTPaK2nXewOVOUMhB6nty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090909081740AAhvrWz&show=7#profile-info-uTM2L1Eraa This has raised a good question. Should children - be told - fantasy tales like - Santa - Easter Bunny - Tooth Fairy. Should their childhood be... show more In response to a poem by Ma
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;_ylt=AnlncTPaK2nXewOVOUMhB6nty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090909081740AAhvrWz&show=7#profile-info-uTM2L1Eraa

This has raised a good question. Should children - be told - fantasy tales like - Santa - Easter Bunny - Tooth Fairy. Should their childhood be spared falsehood - for the sake of truth? How do you think it should be handled?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3209/3090172859_d44e8bf70b.jpg
14 answers 14