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 kid’s 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 kid’s 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 buzzhospitals.com 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. 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!

Mildred Owens

A story wrangler who still believe Cinderella’s glass slipper is around, Mildred Owens will tell you everything and anything magical. She is fascinated by ancient folktales, the world of magic and the obscurity in modernity. From the unicorn that walked past her house to criticizing movies that went so bad, of witch and wizards, no one narrates it better than her!

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