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Fairy tale, its Innocent Cruelty and Some Tips

Fairy God Mother, witches, dwarfs, black magic and charming prince is what every child has been exposed to at some point of their life. Watching Disney series on repeat and asking parents to read them the tales is still at the top of their list. Every girl believes she is a pretty princess and wants to dress up like the one. Whereas, every boy impressed by the heroic scene, tries almost all the time to make it happen in real.

There is no doubt fairy tales teaches many valuable lessons like avoid any talks with strangers, not to judge a book by its cover, and love who you are and many more. Fairy tales seems fascinating from inside out. But, dig deeper, one will find such imaginary tales can form a different world for kids filled with nothing but illusions.

Fairytales are harmful for your kids education. Stories tend to develop false belief in black magic and fairies. Fiction stories do address the motive of keeping your kid engaged and entertained but, at the same time they promote inappropriate lesson of life. Yes, here we are talking about how books on folk tales and black magic can harm your kids foundation on understanding human behaviors.

Children watch and listen to the story, catch the fancy and try to figure themselves in for the same role. And, in this attempt, unknowingly they become the one that you never wanted them to be. Their expectation becomes extremely high from life. They always think over the top, they have depression issues and aggression to conquer everything no matter what. One of the cases includes a child admitted to the hospital as was trying to copy one of the heroic actions from the tale he listened last night. The parents was smart, though. They booked online appointment to a specialist doctor in Sakaria Hospital near them in bangalore through in just a few minutes.

Obsession! You can never hold this human characteristic from blowing the mind. Whether it is to listening story book or watching cartoon series, it is easy for your kid to catch the fancy and it is inevitable too. So, one of the ways to avoid your kid lose his consciousness is awakening his wits through reality issues.

Make your kid understand real relationships do not involve soul mate, castle, knights and gleaming carriages: How to get rid of hickeys: only working methods that will surely return your skin to norm. There is no love at first sight; there could be an attraction, which make you want to know more about the person.

Many girls latch upon the fact that one day the prince charming will come and sweep them off their feet and make life fantastic (Cinderella influence). They need to learn there is no depending on your husband for everything. Such fairytale complex is getting in the way of living successful and independent. This can make your child fall for the prey of mental disability and loss of consciousness. And, believe it or not, such effect stick with your child like bubblegum on your hair (not that easy to remove).

However, this does not mean that you should never buy a story book and recite to your kid. But, you need to draw the line between reality and fiction. Though, the wall is thin but necessary. Tones of fairy tale books are available for your kid and are best to recite. You can try those and can augment the time spent with your kid. Each moment is special and comes with a teaching. Do not miss it!


What’s so great about these Magicians?

Since childhood, we have been reading countless fairy tales with magic as their integral part. From then on most of us adore magic and admire the one who can do it right. While switching the T.V. channels, if one catches the sight of tricks being performed by any magician, he/she stops and hinge over it till the time the otherworldly stunt is completed. So here we all love magicians (most of us do).

But, what makes one a good magician?

Is it how he handles the cards and coins or how he stages the tricks?

Is it the ability to get inside your head and perform the stunt that question the law of science?

To score high among substantial audience, nothing but magicians ability to entertain the crowd is the differentiator factor.

Assume that you are attending a magic show. The magician is performing a card trick with some of the visual superfluities with unimaginable dexterity. And, the whole effect of the act comes very hard to tune with your enjoy level. Plus, the act seems like a burden on the magician. How will you respond to such show?

“It was an overcooked steak, could have been better!”

Lets take the same case again and think it from another angle.

If the same magician appears to have a great personality, appealing indulgence with the audience, perfect patter on stage and seems to be enjoying the show himself, it transforms your whole experience. You are more likely to say “That was incredible, did you see it?”

A magician becomes great not because of his tricks, but the method he follows to presents them and entertain the audience. It is not the tricks that make a man magician, but it is the magician who makes the tricks.

So, there are two things that make a man good magician- first, the original state-of-the-art act that appeals the spectators, and second, the way that art is performed.

How do you think magicians like David Baline and Dynamo are driving people crazy?

It is their maneuver to encapsulate the whole auditorium into a magic circle by high-end performances.

A magicians greatness lies in his performance.


The 7 best childhood books on fairytales and magic

Mommy a story! Please recite me a story!

An innocent request for every bedtime session, the most adorable voice you cannot avoid willingly or unwillingly. And nothing works fine than reciting a nice, acceptable and appealing bedtime story. Trust me, a fairytale works just the best.

What makes fairy tales essential for bringing up a child?

Childhood books on fairy tales have been told and re-told for countless years. Childhood books on magic and fiction stories help them connect to their lives and are beneficial in understanding critical thinking skills. For example, fiction stories do not tell them that the beast exist, they know it already. It tells them that beast can be killed or certain beast can turn out nice.

Kids at their age are impressionable, therefore, tales help them learn important lessons on life and help navigate it. Wrong to right insight, fairytales enhance decision making capabilities not through direct teaching but through implication. You tell them a story they will set the characters, the plot and the climax on their own.

If this is practice regularly, they can make out the difference between non-fiction and fiction. They can even predict and comprehend the other stories they are reading. This is how their mind works. Sharp and smart!

Would you still agree with people who say fairy tales are risky with kids?

If not, do you want to know what story books you shall pick when you visit a bookstore next time? Here is the list-

1. Beauty and the Beast

It is a story of a princess, Belle, who is born beautiful with the purest heart. The fate takes her to the prince charming that does not happen to be a gentleman, but just the opposite- a beast.

It is the story that has fired the imagination of many writers. Children will find the story appealing as it is to do with love in the purest form. Seeing the kind heart under the perceived ugliness, she discovers love is not about superficial looks. You have a nice moral here in the story!

2. Rumpelstiltskin

The story hinges on ‘bragging, a special human nature.

A miller brags to the king that her daughter can spin the straw into gold. The king was greedy and asks her to spin the straw each day. And day by day his wants increases. So, she seeks the help of supernatural being to fulfill the kings uprising demands and in return makes a terrible deal – She has to give him her first born. Plus, the deal can be broken only if she can find out his name i.e. Rumpelstilskin! Interesting isnt it?

3. Puss in Boots  

A son of a miller is left with nothing but a cat in his fathers will. Not too delighted with the testament, he is assured by the cat that it will make him richer. It just needs a pair of shoes. And, yes cat does make his master richer who does little in return for help.

It is a tale of a cat doing impossible things to make his master happier. This sounds like a real amusement to me!

4. The Ugly Duckling

Mother duck hatch and give birth to a strong but less beautiful duckling. The poor creature is perceived as the ugliest among the other birds and animals. And due to this, duckling suffers from physical and verbal abuses. The story takes a turn when duckling realizes that he is not the ugliest bird but a unique duck with exceptional qualities.

This book will connect your child and interest him to know how things become simpler when looked from a different angle. You should definitely buy this one!

5. Cinderella

Often named as The Little Glass Slipper, the book portrays the tale of Cinderella, a beautiful daughter of widowed prince, left at the mercy of a mentally and physically abusive stepmother. It is a magical and household story that your kid will love to listen and read even.

Also, if you practice an attractive way of telling it- like in the form of rhyme- the storytelling experience can be more magical. If you have the book already, try out different versions of it!

6. Jack and the Beanstalk

Jack lives with his widowed mother and is left with a cow as the source of income. When the only source of income fails to fulfill the purpose, he decides to sell the cow and trade money instead. But, on the way he manages to trade the cow for magic beans that help his family in all means. But, as it says in fairytales magic comes with a price, he has to pay some too. The story gets interesting as it proceeds.

7. Rapunzel

The story has a cruel witch, innocent king, gorgeous princess and a prince charming. This is the story that can hold your kid for a time and help them learn the difference between love and cruelty, innocence and bravery.

Rapunzel is the only child of the king, is taken away by a cruel witch and is shut in a tomb that has neither stairs nor doors. But, in the end, the witch is killed and Rapunzel is saved by the prince.

However, there are many other story books that your child may like. But, with these seven, you can be sure that your kid is going to have a big jolly time. The fiction stories are filled with magic, love and a truthful moral at the end. They will definitely love to listen as well as read the book.

Reading school books seem a bit weary at times to the kids. And, reading practice is what most of the mothers worried about. Story books can help your child develop reading practice. So, need not waste a second and make a list of books to shop this time!  But I think you already have a list!


Remembering the Forgotten: Top 3 Folktales From Around The World

From toy trains to barbies, the nursery rhymes to bedtime stories of enchanting folk tales, our childhood is a mix of everything, . It is true that we learn from what we hear, what we see and what we touch. And there is no denying on how much we learn from stories, the ones we grow up listening to.

This very desire set me out to look for folktales from around the world. The world host over nine thousand cultures, there must surely be hundreds of folk tales that have a lesson learnt for each of us. My first instinct was to look up on social media. And here is an informative piece that I found on Pinterest, about the common themes in Folktales:

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Social media can be a menace. Apart from book pages, and news on new folktales book release, I was hitting a dead end. Thats when I turned to Google.

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