Are classic fairytales to harsh for kids?
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|Tue, 02-21-2012 - 2:13am|
The Surprising Bedtime Story Decision Parents Today Are Making
What's your opinion about it, I don't think parents in Switzerland worry about the "harsh" factor and kids still get to enjoy being red the Little Red Ridding Hood, and watch the Lion King, but apparently some parents in the US and apparently UK think they are inappropriate and young kids should be shielded from them as the mention of death is robbing them of their innocence.
As a kid my grand ma was the one to edit classics with some death in them and when the sotry was told in its original version in school we would protest and then become the laughing stock of the whole school, my mom had countless argument with her mother on how, no it isn't bad to tell the real tale, and that the only time we were actually "traumatized" was when they other kids who got to hear the real story all along would make nasty fun out of my sis and I for mentionning another version.
Are we shielding the kids a bit too much nowaday?