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Sleeping Beauty’s Thoughts On The Big Secret

Based on what I wrote in my mature “Sleeping Beauty” discussion, I would like to give parents a suggestion about teaching kids where babies come from.  Something my parents did that really worked for me was tell me bits and pieces of how it works at a time, thus adding them up as I got older.  This is part of what gave me opportunities to think of my own ideas on the subject, like those I thought of for “Sleeping Beauty” and “Princess Amber.”  I think parents should take things a step further, though, and encourage their kids to brainstorm their own ideas on where babies come from.  Even if fairy tales don’t give them these ideas like they did for me, other stories and experiences surely will. Then the children would learn to apply their imaginations to big, important issues, which is a very important ability to have.

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