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The Upside to Your Kids Losing Their Faith in the Easter Bunny

The day is bound to come when your precious baby turns to you and says, "There is no Easter Bunny. That's just a dude in a rabbit suit!" Here's how to postpone that moment and why you should celebrate it when it comes.
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There is fantastic literature about children's belief in "fantastical beings." It turns out that studying how and when kids decide to believe in the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and the Tooth Fairy lets researchers probe how their developing brains make sense of reality. At stake is how the kids measure adult input ("The Easter Bunny is real!") against their nascent sense of how the physical world

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