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Might I suggest a good, age appropriate Bible. The Jesus Storybook Bible is excellent. You'll enjoy reading it. It's the whole Bible condensed to 122 pages with pictures, and each story forms part of the big Jesus rescue mission arc. Your daughter can then make her own mind up.


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Learn from the experience. Yes, that is when you should have walked away, and it's probably safe to say you'll be a lot more confident in yourself the next time a situation like this comes up. Explain the situation to your parents today instead of waiting for the school to act (or instead of hoping they don't act). If my child was potentially getting ...


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My daughter and I read Battle Hymn at the same time when she was in fifth grade. Both of us really enjoyed it, though probably for different reasons. I'm an English teacher, and this year I've started having my 10th grade boys read it. (I'm American, and I teach in Abu Dhabi at a school whose students are mostly UAE nationals.) One of my questions for ...


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In my opinion there are far more bad parts in these fairy tales than just stealing: evil stepmothers, witches who eat children, people dying horrific deaths (mostly for punishments)... If such stories were published today, it is likely that they would not be recommended for children. Should you read them to your children anyway? Absolutely. (And I say this ...


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First, it should be noted that in most of the cases you mention there is an assumption that the items taken from the villain were probably originally stolen by the same villain. Even Robin Hood is stealing back unjust taxes to the peasants from which they were levied. Second, moral issues are rarely starkly black or white. Take it as an opportunity to ...


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When I was a child my parents read Grimm's fairy tales to me frequently. I remember having favorites, mostly the princessy ones, and asked for them a lot (though I don't remember choosing to re-read them myself once I could read). Simultaneously they were teaching me not to lie, to steal, to cheat, etc. Like others have said, I never noticed any conflict. ...


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At what age were you introduced to these kind of books? What was the book's impact on you at that time? How did your parents deal with these books? I remember reading such fantasy books when I was about 8 years old. By then I clearly learnt stealing and lying is not acceptable in the real world. I never continued any discussion with my parents. But this ...



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