Now You’ve Touched A Nerve
One in four parents are concerned that the traditional stories are too dark or violent, and they reinforce dated ideals. Most experts say classic fairy tales teach important moral lessons to children, like kindness, generosity and understanding. Good Lord, we can’t have our kids learning stuff like that, why they would grow up and be honest and supportive of other peoples problems, unselfish and grateful of what they have. Heck, I know a few people who have never, ever been read a fairy tale, one of them is I deal with on a daily basis. To the parents who think most fairy tales are too dark, unplug the T.V. and the video games and read them the newspaper every day. Youwant violent and dark stories, just check out what our own government is up to on a daily basis, tell them about the massive drug problems, gangs shooting innocent people, and bankers stealing billions of dollars from working class people and elderly, and receive a slap on the hand. Parents saying the fairy tales reinforce dated ideas need too get your head out of the sand and look around. I would rather read my grand kids about a women living with seven, hard working little people while battling a Witch, than watch a sorcerer wave a wand and ride a broom, that’s just me. If you don’t want to read your kids these stories, fine, just stop bashing them while your little darling steals cars and destroys the world on his or her video games. Don’t take any of this personnel, I’m old and bitter, I miss the good old days when ALL kids said please, thank you and were actually grateful for the roof over they’re heads. I guess this time around Cinderella may never find her glass slipper.