Mum 'Angers' Other Parents For Refusing To Tell Her Kids Santa Is Real
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A mum has explained how she won't tell her kids about Santa Claus or even let them have sleepovers. Here she is talking about her rules:
Bailey, who has a daughter, wrote on the video: "Parenting choices of mine that make people angry," before listing a few.
They include: 'Not teaching Santa Claus' and 'Never allowing sleepovers'.
The video, which has now been watched over 160,000 times, resulted in many people asking for her reasoning behind the decision.
Someone else wrote: "Each to their own but I've never met an adult that was so traumatised by the Santa lie that they are still suffering today over it."
Another admitted: "I loved Santa when I was a kid and I can't wait to tell my daughter. It's all about using their imagination." In response, Bailey simply said: "Cool."
Someone else commented: "Talk about robbing your kid of their childhood," to which she hit back: "Can't rob them of something that's literally not real."
Others were curious to know about why Bailey won't allow sleepovers, with one person asking: "Would you be willing to explain more in depth?"
In another video (which is added to the clip above), Bailey explained: "So the sleepover thing is pretty simple. Too many things can and do happen often at sleepovers. I know a lot of people will be like, 'well then just have them at your house'.
"But what a lot of people don't understand is that kids often abuse other kids and subject them to things that are not age appropriate. And that happens a lot.
"And a lot of people value these fun experiences that can happen at sleepovers over the potential of harm. And I think that just goes to show one the, I guess you could say privilege to not have experienced trauma or have any concept of trauma, and to clearly have not worked in law enforcement and seeing the atrocities that go on literally everywhere.
"Don't trust anyone and everyone with your kids have literally be wary of every single person and do what you can to mitigate risks."