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stressbucket1 Fri 12-Dec-14 11:16:36

My DD is almost 3 and recently had a melt down when we bumped into father Christmas at the shops. I don't want her to miss out on pre Christmas fun and parties that she would enjoy however she is obviously frightened of him. Should I avoid completely or just keep a safe distance from Santa?

wheresthelight Fri 12-Dec-14 15:54:15

have you asked her why she was frightened? could it be the setting ie wandering around tesco opposed to seeing him in his grotto?

stressbucket1 Fri 12-Dec-14 19:50:18

Well she wasn't keen last year but seemed interested from a distance then panicked as he came closer. I think she was spooked out by his appearance and maybe is one of those kids that doesn't like people dressed up. I have asked her why but she just repeats I don't like father christmas.

wheresthelight Fri 12-Dec-14 20:02:49

Aww bless her!! I would just let her get used to it in her own time. maybe once she sees other kids joining in the fear factor will ease

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