I went to collect my two daughters last night and my eldest (8) wanted to have a private word with me.
She took me upstairs to her room and said she didnt want me to get her Birthday presents as she would be pleasing Satan! Although a little taken aback about the fear and attitude her mother and the WTS are instilling in her, I simply asked her if it was her fault that I choose to celebrate the day of my daughters birth, like she has some control over people's gift giving? And would she go up to class mates and say dont send me an xmas card? I then said Jehovah doesn't condemn Birthdays its the WTS that does, and if she could show me in the Bible that it is forbidden i would gladly never celebrate it again.
I dont like the fact that her mother and me have different views and it must be difficult for her to know which way to turn, but my feeling is to simply tell her the facts, not be slating the WTS but informing her of the alternatives, showing her that the Bible can say whatever the interpretor can make it say.