#813 Friend or Foe...

Have you heard the latest that thousands of parents are changing what we know of classic fairy tales – because they state they are politically incorrect? 

More than one in four parents in a recent study admit to altering parts of a traditional story when reading it to their children due to fears it’s inappropriate or too scary. For example: - Little Red Riding Hood is the story parents are most likely to change, followed by The Three Little Pigs and The Gingerbread Man.  Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Cinderella and even Goldilocks and the Three Bears are also among the top 20 tales mums and dads tell differently. 

Parents state, “times have changed and there are many elements to these classic tales which for some don’t really fit into society as they once did”?  “Not only that, but when you think about the story lines, some can be considered very scary for little children.” 

This study thought that some fairy tales are ‘cruel’ that the Gingerbread Man is eaten by a fox, while another 36 per cent are concerned by how the Pied Piper of Hamlin tricks children into following him.  Almost one in four think it’s inappropriate to tell children the story of Cinderella, who was forced to do all of the cleaning and household chores and another 27 per cent feel the same about Robin Hood – a man who stole from others. One quarter of parents also avoid reading the Ugly Duckling as they worry it could encourage body-shaming and discrimination.  Three in 10 dislike Hansel and Gretel due to the children being abandoned alone in the forest while one in four think Sleeping Beauty is inappropriate as she is kissed without her consent. 
I remember the fairy tales quite clearly and I can tell you as an adult, there was nothing wrong with sleeping beauty and the ugly duckling.. Nothing scared me, and I believe I am better knowing these stories and the beautiful fantasies and adventure that it created in my mind. 

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