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“Magic is important for kids,” says Dr. Faith Cohen, licensed psychologist. It’s not what you expect to hear from a child clinical psychologist with a specialty in trauma. She sees some dark stuff: sexual abuse, rape, and all kinds of addiction. Yet, she says, “This topic comes up in my practice with parents quite a bit.” I’m interviewing Dr. Cohen about magic – and specifically the question: “Is it okay to lie to your children about Santa Claus?” It isn’t lost on me that she is neither Christian nor the first person most people would ask about magic.