Daily Shot: Do Santa Threats Send the Wrong Message to Kids?



Ali and John discuss Babble blogger Serge Bielanko's piece on whether parents should be using Santa to threaten their kids during the holidays. In reality, a recent survey shows that 80 percent of parents will give their kids the same amount of presents whether they're on the "naughty" or "nice" list -- so what's the point? With her own daughters, Ali focuses less on whether they've been naughty or nice, and more on whether her kids have been generous and giving to others.

Do you use Santa threats with your kids? Tell us in the comments!

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