Fairy tales can inspire, reassure but can also scare our children.

Some tales are so frightening they can create lasting fears in children. Characters like witches and monsters are the embodiment of evil which must be defeated. However, children at their youngest age do not feel strong enough to deal with these images in their minds. The child’s psyche is very tender and delicate. We have to take great care with what we fill the child’s subconscious.

Inspirational stories are conducive to children’s development. These include Winnie the Pooh, The Lion King, Tarzan, Jungle Book, Little Mermaid, Pippi Longstocking, Tom Sawyer, and others in which the bad characters are paler and less striking compared to the good characters.

Parents’ stories from real life stories are a wonderful influence on children. A creative approach to storytelling is very valuable. We can change and rethink existing tales to make them more accessible and interesting to our children. We can modify narratives by inserting elements related to the child’s interests and eliminating the frightening bits. We can invent a story in which the main character is our child, who copes with every situation and difficulty.

 The stories of Winnie the Pooh were created just like this – by a lovely father who told his beloved little boy, Christopher a bedtime story every night.

 A.A. Milne turned his son’s toys and Christopher into the characters of amusing stories which are remarkable for their wisdom and positivism. Almost a century later, the wisdom of Winnie the Pooh continues to be relevant and teaches our children and ourselves about love, kindness and positive thinking.

Frequently Asked Question

Момичето на люлката

How can I tell my child that they were adopted?

The conversation about adoption should start right from the very beginning - from your first day together, even if your child is a very small baby. Invent a beautiful story for your child and tell it as they grow up. For example, about a mother who had spent a long...
Как да мотивираме децата да учат

How can we motivate our children to learn?

Children's curiosity is a thirst for knowledge. Every child is born with an open mind, an exploratory spirit and unlimited potential. Depending on different factors, some children develop their potential earlier and to a greater extent, while others take longer. The...
Нежеланието на едно дете да се храни е резултат от погрешен подход на възрастните

How can I deal with my child’s reluctance to eat?

I remember a situation when I saw a child being literally tortured. The child was stuck between the table and the chair, his head barely visible over the huge plate whose contents had to be eaten. His mother was categorical that the child would not leave the table...
Бащата

How can I overcome my own fears that I am not doing well as a parent?

Having a child is like experiencing your childhood again. You have the chance to correct the mistakes of your parents. Of course, it's impossible not to make any mistakes, but there is less likelihood, if you approach every situation consciously. Often our children...
delfin-bananas

How can I explain to my child that the goodies they see in advertisements are not good for them?

We often underestimate the ability of our children to understand our true motives. In fact, we can always tell them the truth. We can explain to our child why these foods are harmful and that they need to eat real food to be healthy and strong. Persuasion always works...
Какво се случва с любовта - корица

Join our mailing list

The subscription gives you free access to the first 3 chapters of the book "What Happens to Love?"

Thanks for subscribing! You’ll get an email with a link to confirm your subscription.