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Top Ten Fairy Tales Parents No Longer Choose To Read Their Child


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Top Ten Fairy Tales Parents No Longer Choose To Read Their Child

Do You Read Your Child Traditional Fairy Tales?

A recent survey of 2,000 parents discovered that more than a quarter of them wouldn't contemplate reading a fairy tale to their child until they had reached the age of five. They believe that they led to too many difficult questions from their offspring and preferred to read modern books rather than the classics.

Thirty percent of parents said their children had cried after hearing the frightening details of Little Red Riding Hood. Half the parents refused to read Rumplestiltskin because the story line contains kidnapping and execution. Even the book, Goldilocks and the Three Bears is likely to be left on the book shelf as the parents believe that it condones stealing.

More than half of the parents found Cinderella sexist and that it didn't portray a suitable message as it portrays a young woman doing house hold chores all day.

The study also discovered that two thirds of mums and dads liked to avoid stories which might give their children bad dreams and although most agreed that the more traditional tales had a stronger moral message than a lot of modern kids' books, they preferred to read books such as, Mr Men, Gruffalo and The Hungary Caterpillar.

Hansel and Gretel has story line of two kids abandoned in the forest which is likely to frighten a young child.

Jack and the Beanstalk is considered too 'unrealistic'.

Gingerbread Man: The parents say they are not comfortable describing the gingerbread man getting eaten by a fox.

Little Red Riding Hood is considered unsuitable by parents who have to describe a young girl's grandmother being eaten by a wolf.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarves: the expression dwarves was found to be insensitive.

Cinderella,the story of a young girl doing all the house hold chores is considered outdated.

Rapunzel: Parents were concerned about the spotlight on a young girl being kidnapped.

Rumplestiltskin: Parents not happy to read stories about executions and kidnapping.

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is thought to send out an inappropriate message about stealing.

Queen Bee is considered improper as the story has a personality called Simpleton ENDS


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