Hey guys, Not sure if this is the right forum to post in, so feel free to move it, but anyway, seeing as I'm still having to wait before TTC due to uni, I've decided to look at childhood and children for my project, seeing as it's an area I'm interested in anyway! Im currently working on a mahoosive project, looking at fairy tales and morals and would really appreciate some opinions on a few things from parents/teachers/anyone interested! I have mixed feelings about the questions below as I see pro's and con's for each, but I would love some input from other people if you would be so kind to spare some time to reply/debate!! Thank you!! Do you think fairy tales hold positive and valuable morals/lessons/messages? Do you believe they actually teach children lessons ie. wrong from right, dont talk to strangers, behave, dont lie etc etc In the media at the moment, there has been a lot of negativity surrounding childhood, with the idea that children are becoming increasingly badly behaved, spoilt, unruly, no manners or respect etc causing problems in society and concerns about the future of society. (Not my opinion, just what I have found whilst researching.) Do you feel that we should revert back to more old-fashioned fairy tales where punishment/revenge/karma etc was severe and frightening in order to scare our children into behaving?