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 Guests: Heidi & Hollis Anderson
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The holiday season can be a stressful time for anyone, but for those parents raising their children to be critical thinkers and skeptics, there are some special challenges — namely, to Santa or not to Santa? This week, on a special holiday episode of Skepticality, Derek & Swoopy talk with Heidi Anderson (whose article, Skeptical Parenting: Raising Young Critical Thinkers appears in the current issue of Skeptical Inquirer) and her seven-year-old son Hollis. Young Hollis, it turns out, has his own opinions on Santa, science and truth…
Show Notes
 

Date -December 22nd, 2009 read by Swoopy.

Today's show was inspired by a section from Heidi Anderson's recent article.
You can read Heidi's blog, The Fat One in the Middle – Here. 
Skeptical Parenting: Raising Young Critical Thinkers is part of Skeptical Inquirer 33.6.
Other parenting websites have different ideas about the santa conundrum. 
Santa in some circles= satan.
Hollis is 7 years old, and is interested in being a skeptical paranormal investigator.
Max is 3, and likes mustard.

Promo – The James Randi Educational Society and The Season of Reason.

The current issue of Junior Skeptic features a cover by Chris Wisnia.
The cover features the Thetis Lake monster. 
Chris is also the author of the comic, Dr. Debunko. 
You can help out Skeptic magazine when you shop with their affiliates.
Reference this link to find out how to raise money for the Skeptic's Society when you shop.
This is the last episode of 2009, we'll see you again in 2010.

Outro – Think for Yourself by George Hrab – Coelcanth.



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