This festive season there have been many claims that our traditional Christmas is under threat. One story even said that teachers are being told by the British government to protect children from ‘Scary Santas’
In truth, the article about ‘scary santa’ which provoked the outcry was only advising teachers on what to do if some children were particularly bewildered or anxious about Christmas outings, changes in routine or meeting a strange old man with a beard – allcompletely reasonable reactions if you think about it logically.
Infact, as many parents already know, a lot of very young children are scared of Father Christmas – and why not? To ask a small child to go up to and sit on the knee of a strange old man is not something we would even consider at any other time of the year.
Nevertheless, Father Christmas or Santa Claus has become the human … Read More