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Authors:  Janie Lancaster
Fairy tales––highly imaginative stories that teach valuable lessons and satisfy our happily ever after desires. They are stories where good triumphs over evil, where magical elements soar the reader to the heights of imagination and stimulate the powers of creativity in their minds. How many of us during youth were taken to far away places and entered imaginary worlds created by both the author and reader alike. History has attested to the fact that fairy tales have had a powerful effect on many people and their cultures to this very day.
Are fairy tales still valuable today? Can we use them to open the mind of our children and stimulate in them enhanced creativity and thinking ability? Yes. I know they can, because fairy tales played and integral part of molding me. Thinking about fairy tales was my way of processing and making sense of the confusing, conflicting information I was surrounded by during my early childhood.
One powerful example of a fairy tale impacting my life was when I was about nine years old. My mother had repeatedly told me that she didn‘t want to bring me home from the hospital after I was born. She wanted a boy not a skinny, homely girl. She told me that if I were a boy my father wouldn‘t have left us. I struggled with the meaning of her words. At first I thought that I must be unlovable and that something was wrong with me. Then a teacher read the story of Cinderella to our class. I liked Cinderella and thought she was beautiful and good and yet her family didn‘t love her either. After careful thought I came up with the idea that it‘s not my fault. I must have been switched in the hospital and my mother was not my real mother. She had a boy and my real parents would find out and come and get me and give my mother her boy. Then we would all live happily ever after. 

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