by Joanna Weiss | Boston Globe | September 21, 2008

Some kids are fascinated by fairy tales stories of castles and happy endings. What about the scary parts of the fairy tales, like the cruel stepmother and the evil witch?

According to Dr. David Bickham,
Staff scientist at CMCH, parents should protect their kids from the scary parts of fairy tales because kids are exposed to enough violence in the news and in superhero stories and they are already afraid. He also notes that they process fear differently as they grow older.

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