If there is a good time in life it is during childhood. Children are what they are, they play without worries and dreams have no limits. And part of those dreams are the parents who feed each day, stimulating the fantasy and giving wings to the imagination of the little ones. Legends and stories that seem so silly in the eyes of adults to children are extremely important and are what feeds the child’s hope and soul, after all does Santa exist?
The vast majority of parents are in the habit of telling their children from an early age: If Santa does not behave, he will not bring the gift he is waiting for or ask Santa Claus for the gift he wants him to bring. And the children eagerly await the arrival of the big day, make loving letters and with extensive lists citing their wishes and make a point of personally delivering to the good old man. Every year parents face kilometer queues at shopping malls just to fulfill their children’s wish and dream of handing the letter. All of this is part of the construction of fantasies that is what enchants in childhood.
Easter rabbits have the sweetest visit of the year and tooth fairies enrich their piggy banks, all in the name of a big and bright smile. But until when should we feed this fantasy and encourage children to believe these stories?
Experts believe that children who live the reality of dreams and fantasies, grow and develop more creative and happy adults. When the time comes and you are mature enough you will know that it was all just legends , but that they were really fun while they lasted.
When to Tell the Truth?
There is no age or the right time to tell the truth after all, childhood is a phase of total discovery of the world and it will happen naturally . Usually children discover that everything they have always believed was nothing more than stories through older friends, and many times they already suspected. Others may react sadly, and come to question their parents about what they heard from their little friend, not believing in the situation. In this case you may need the fantasy to be prolonged for another period until you are mature enough to see with your own eyes.
When they find out, their parents will know how to deal and talk and not let them react as a form of lying told their whole lives, but rather it was a way to let them dream and be a child and show how much fun it has always been. After all, the anxious wait is not only for the children, but also for the parents who are anxiously waiting to see their children’s faces of joy and their bright eyes of accomplishment.
When they discover and have younger brothers, cousins and classmates who still believe in the legends, why not ask for a secret? Count on the help and make an ally for the next dates, in addition to feeling super responsible you will feel “big” enough to help cheer up the little ones. The children ‘s legends go beyond the gift of a gift to children, they are unique moments that will be kept in memory forever. Feeding these dreams on children is to provide a fun, happy and imaginative life for them that will surely have fun stories to tell their children, grandchildren or even remember when they are adults.
Fantasy is part of childhood and is what makes it sweeter and more magical. Feed your children’s daily dreams, stimulate their imaginations and participate and live each moment that is unique and goes by so quickly. In a blink of an eye everything will be over, and the letters to Santa Claus and requests from the Easter Bunny will give way to a new phase, new discoveries and a new life.
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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.