“Can Santa blur the divide between fantasy and reality and, as a result, delay a child’s cognitive development?”
The one thing that really sticks out to me is this phrase, “genuine belief” as it pertains to Santa Claus.
Aligning that phrase with *Santa* so the child can learn to enjoy lies seems to turn the phrase into a oxymoron.
So some lies are enjoyable and we learn this as kids. Maybe that’s why adults are in so much denial regarding so many things.
It’s so much more enjoyable!