defiantly, i am the one that tries to keep her believing, its sad when they no longer believe, she came back from school the other day crying because most of the people in her class no longer believe, i cant believe how many of the children don't believe no more, they are only 8-9 years old and i would say only about 5 children still believe in her class and its been like that for the last two years, its horrible because its spoils it for the children who still believe. she gets bullied because of it and it even came to where a boy hit her in her face because she still believes, the poor little love still was defending santa even after that and she still believes.