An article by Susan Perrow 2018
'Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in the truth that is taught by life' - Friedrich von Schiller.
This article attempts to show that fairy tales in the broad sense of the term i.e. “folk fairy tales" from folkcultures all around the world, speak a universal language that is understood by and of value to children world-wide. It also addresses the various fears that have led to fairy tales being outlawed by some schools and parents, and concludes with some age-appropriate indications for choosing stories.