We are sentient creatures. Children aren't stupid.
There can be no 'conditioning' if you are teaching your child to be wary of it in the first place. Teaching your child to think for themselves instantly gives them the opportunity to explore the world at its fullest. Teaching your child that someone they can't see is always watching them and judging them, rewarding them for their behaviour is forcing a subjective and personal belief onto them, i.e conditioning. Santa as well as God falls under that definition.
The three values the OP mentioned are not subjective. They are proven ways to gain knowledge and live a fruitful life.
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