Can Santa teach our kids about gratitude and empathy?


This is a piece that I wrote for Voiceboks about how we can use Santa to teach our children to be better adults. After all, they’ll be in charge some day!

The full piece is here – here’s a taster:

What would it be like to encourage your child to write not just for themselves but for their unmet playmates in Syria, Baghdad, or – at this stage – anywhere! These unwilling emigrants, like your forefathers, our cousins, our siblings. Or maybe for local kids, neighbours who have little or nothing.


Wishing you all a lovely holiday season again,



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