Celeb parents Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard want their kids to know the truth about Santa. Like many of us, Bell and Shepard are up against the questions and inconsistencies that come along during this holiday-filled time of year. Here’s how they handled the not-so-truthful story of Santa Claus—with, as always, exceptionally good parenting skills.

This is the most wonderful time of the year, until it isn’t, like when your kid asks, “Is Santa real?” Gulp. Here’s how Bell and Shepard handled the inevitable with their two kids.

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Shepard told Us Weekly that when his five-year-old daughter Lincoln started asking questions like, “Well, this doesn’t make sense, and that doesn’t make sense,” he decided to stop the lying.

Shepard admits, “I have a fundamental rule that I will never lie to them, which is challenging at times.” The actor decided that the lies had to stop right then and there, telling his kiddos, “You know what? This is just a fun thing we pretend while it’s Christmas.”

So how did Lincoln and her three-year-old sister Delta react to the news? Don’t worry about Bell and Shepard’s daughters suffering from any sort of post-Santa truth trauma. Shepard revealed, “They don’t think he exists, but they’re super happy and everything’s fine.”

And what more could you ask for than super happy kids?

—Erica Loop

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