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Connections: Lying To Kids...Even About Santa

Dec 16, 2014

Is it wrong to lie to kids about Santa? What about Elf on the Shelf? Yes, seriously. Author Sam Harris wrote a book called Lying, in which he says there is no justification for just about any lie, ever. The single biggest question from readers was, "Wait, what about Santa?" To which Harris replies, "Especially Santa. Don't lie." Our panel will look at how to build trust, whether they agree with Harris, and more. They are:

  • Jodi Aman, counselor and relationship coach
  • Dr. Craig Cypher, psychologist
  • Katherine Sargent, Licensed Mental Health Counselor