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They Can Handle the Truth

Why do we lie to children? I completely understand telling children stories in the Santa Clause category (fun characters to explain why they celebrate stolen holidays). I’m not talking about that. What I’m talking about is telling children watered down versions of some of the best fairy tales ever told. If you’re going to tell your children stories, tell them the right version!

Ok, I guess saying the “right” version isn’t the right way to put it. What I mean is tell them a story closer to the original. Brothers Grimm would be my suggestion (pause for geek-out moment).

I am in no way saying that kids should stop watching Disney movies. The forty Disney movies currently in my dorm room is evidence of that. (more…)