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Are Scary Stories Good For Children? | Chicken Newspaper for Children
In 2016 researchers working for The Book People and asked 1000 parents if they like to read scary stories to their children. This is what they found: 78% of parents (that's almost 8 out of 10 parents) said that baddies helped children tell the difference between good and evil. 53% (just over half) that they helped children “learn to cope with difficult situations” 48% (just under half) that they help conquer fears. “Children are often being wrapped up in cotton wool,” says child psychologist Emma Kenny. She believes that scary stories are quite useful for children to learn about life. “Risk and fear Read more