St. Nicholas: when doubt strikes….

06 November 2023

Does your son or daughter come home from school: "Bob from my class says Sinterklaas doesn't exist at all."
Well what do you say then?

Sinterklaas intocht Eintrag St. Nikolaus

These days, most children begin to question the existence of St. Nicholas around age six. Sometimes they come up with the question themselves, which makes it a lot easier. You just ask the question back, "What do you think yourself?", and then you gauge immediately where the question comes from: their own doubt that has struck or that friends are talking about it.
Every child is different in this, and when it's time for the truth, that's it. How unfortunate we ourselves sometimes find it. Because say it, singing by garden door or fireplace, that carrot for the horse and the tense little faces, you want to hold onto that, don't you?

Rest assured. For many children, the news does not initially arrive at all. It raises questions like, but how then, who is he then, where did he come from then and the presents then? Repeat the message a few times. Children remember what they want AND can handle; they will naturally come up with more questions. And if the moment is not now, because children also hold on to the magic then next year or the year after. If the moment is really there think together about how to celebrate in the future, that will definitely help!

Shoe gift tip

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