Modern fairy tales

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Modern fairy tales
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Fri, 10-03-2008 - 4:41pm

Is it time we put aside Cinderalla et al. and find more modern fairy tales that reflect on the difficulties facing women in our time? That its probably not the best idea to wait around for Mr. Right to sweep you away and meet your every need forever?


I don't much care if a woman decides she wants to be

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 10-29-2008 - 4:19pm

pensions have been replaced

 

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 10-29-2008 - 4:57pm
Reading fairytales to your daughters has nothing to do with raising them to think they should wait for a knight in shining armor to marry them. If you attempt to steer your dd's only to the fiction that reflects the life you think they should lead, that doesn't leave a lot of books. I read the fairytales to dd and let her watch the videos. Throughout her childhood she's likely to encounter all sorts of fictional characters who lead a life I wouldn't want for her. The beauty of fiction is it lets you explore POVs that differ wildly from your own- and life paths that differ wildly.
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Registered: 05-27-1998
Wed, 10-29-2008 - 5:12pm

I'm one of those who SAH for a very long time, then returned to work for a much lower paying job (much, much lower--LOL!) in a totally different field that I absolutely love.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 10-29-2008 - 8:08pm

kind of ot but i had a radio station on the other day and they were talking about what jobs pay about "60K" - they placed systems analysts,engineers (too general a term to specify what exact line of engineering),pediatric nurses,physician assistant

 

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Wed, 10-29-2008 - 8:18pm

Reading fairytales to your daughters has nothing to do with raising them to think they should wait for a knight in shining armor to marry them. If you attempt to steer your dd's only to the fiction


but you really can't prove that.

 

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Wed, 10-29-2008 - 8:37pm

No I don't.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Wed, 10-29-2008 - 8:40pm
Both.
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Registered: 10-04-2007
Wed, 10-29-2008 - 9:17pm

When children watch TV or listen to a story, they simply absorb the message.

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Registered: 10-04-2007
Wed, 10-29-2008 - 10:00pm
Problem is many SAHM's aren't financially secure when they decide to SAH.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
Thu, 10-30-2008 - 12:12am

I completely agree that taking time of when you're young means you'll have to make it up later. But it's perfectly possible to do that. Kind of like how you didn't finish college and start earning a decent salary until you were in your early 30s. You had to make up for those early years. Yet now, even with having to make up those early years, after 18 years as an engineer, you're able to take a huge pay cut and still have enough money to retire.

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