Is your little one’s name on the good list or the naughty list?
The Department of Christmas Affairs has recently published its annual list of naughty and nice names just in time for Christmas (and a little bit of fun, of course – remember this isn’t a serious list).
So, the big question is, have your kids been naughty or nice?
Every year The Department of Christmas Affairs reveals its naughty and nice names for boys and girls.
Which list did your child make this year?
Pop in your child’s name HERE and see if they are on the good or bad list?
However, we are urging parents and kids to NOT take this list too seriously.
The annual ‘Santa’s naughty and nice list’ is just a bit of Christmas fun and not to be taken seriously!
Some mental health experts say that characterising kids as “good” or “bad” on a list can limit personal growth, inflict shame, and doesn’t reinforce the desired behavior.
“Threatening children with a ‘Naughty or Nice’ list is misguided at best and manipulative at worst,” Chazz Lewis, a parent and teacher coach in North Carolina. “You can still do all your fun traditions without lying to your child to manipulate them.”
Dr. Ken Duckworth, chief medical officer of NAMI agrees, he spoke to TODAY.com explaining, “How we talk to our kids is important and holidays are no exception.” He adds: “Some children will internalize a black-and-white interpretation of their behavior, taking it to heart.”
Dr Duckworth says the “naughty or nice” list tells children their behavior is forever.
“Life is a continuous learning exercise,” he says. “Hopefully there is nuance in how we talk to kids about making mistakes.”
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