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Tell Children About the Real Saint Nicholas

December 6th, 2011
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  1. Wendy
    December 10th, 2010 at 12:28 | #1

    Wish I had seen this before St. Nicholas Day. Milwaukee, where I grew up, was “big” on celebrating St. Nicholas Day. We celebrated it with our grandson this year as well. On St. Nicholas Day I talked to my students about him (gave them an apple, too. :-D ) . Have this bookmarked for future years and will embedd in my weekly newsletter/blog to my families.

  2. Guillaume
    December 10th, 2010 at 17:04 | #2

    Does he look like this


  3. Terry Maher (Past Elder)
    December 10th, 2010 at 19:50 | #3

    It’s a great book for kids, and not at all exclusively tied to 6 December. When my kids were younger we would read it rather than A Visit From St Nicholas on Christmas Eve. And even now we go over who Nicholas really was every year, in part because so many of their school friends come from agnostic or even atheist backgrounds and their doubts about God I characterise to my kids as like many people’s — they don’t like it that God doesn’t work like Santa Claus giving us what we want if we’re good so since there is no Santa maybe there is no God either. It’s been helpful, and something a parent can build on as years pass and challenges deepen, the distinction between Santa Claus and St Nicholas, the former as a type of all the sugar daddies in the sky man creates from his own wishes, and the God St Nicholas preached and served who is no such thing. IMHO this book is among the best things CPH publishes!

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