All kinds of magic
A sprinkle of fairy dust adds to the fun of raising a child.
Adele Hamilton, Editor Parent24
'And simsalabim! The silver ball is gone!'

The magician was sweating a bit in his black suit, but his act seemed slick enough. Until...

'It's in your POCKET!' screeched a voice from the front row. It was THAT little girl, the one at the party who hogs the jumping castle and at some point makes the birthday girl cry.

The magician looked in danger of losing his party spirit. But he pulled out his wand, tapped her on the head (not as hard as he could have) and pulled out a coin from behind her pony tail. She beamed from ear to ear.

Even cynics like a little magic, and as we go into the festive season, most kids will appreciate the effort to add a sprinkle of fairy dust. Even though they know the silver ball is in your pocket, and Santa Claus is Uncle Eugene in a fake beard.

Read more about magic and the power of choosing to believe:

Festive fibs

Poof goes the tooth fairy

Princess Fiona's shoes

Is magic part of your family life? Or do you think it's lying to kids to pretend it's real? Email us your story of magic and you could win one of 2 copies of the M.O.M. (Most Organised Mother) diary, specially designed to help mothers manage their personal, work and children’s lives. It has a host of features to help mothers to manage their time effectively.

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