Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingParenting · 2 months ago

Your kids know Cinderella’s story inside and out. Now you are remarrying. What do you do?

Obviously a parent remarrying gives your kids a stepparent and possible stepsiblings. You read your kids fairytales and had them watch Disney, and depending on the age of your kids they will probably expect to be treated the way Cinderella was treated. What do you do?

4 Answers

  • Archer
    Lv 7
    2 weeks ago

    Apparently you were not capable of distinguishing for them the separation between reality and stories.

  • 2 months ago

    Make them watch a more realistic film like The 3 little-pigs... or episodes of The Coyote and Road -runner, figure out what works and what doesn't work...ACME...   Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory might chill your beautiful child out...  very well written...   when she turns into a Blue-berry...

  • edward
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Nothing you can do.  They’re kids.  They don’t know any better

  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Tell them that it was common when those books were published for authors to turn the villain into a "wicked stepmother," when in the original stories she was typically the actual mother. The villain was made a "stepmother" because the idea of a stepmother being violent and evil was more commercially palatable than a mother doing such things to her own children.

    Also Disney did even more whitewashing of those classic tales, just so you know. With Cinderella, the stepsisters cut off parts of their feet to try to fit into the tiny shoe, and when they later attending Cinderella's wedding, birds pecked their eyes out. When Snow White was married to the prince, they punished the wicked queen by making her dance in red hot iron slippers until she was crippled and slithered away into a swamp. In Rapunzel, the prince got Rapunzel pregnant, which is how the witch found out he'd been visiting her, so she threw the prince out the window and cast Rapunzel out into the dessert where she gave birth to twins. I'll, uh, let you look up what happened to Sleeping Beauty on your own, since that story is *super* messed up.

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