I know every girl pretends she is a princess at one point, no matter how little her life is like that. Remember the line from The Princess Bride, The writer didn’t write “The Little Mermaid” to teach us how to marry a prince, but to warn us that our actions have consequences. Deeper meaning resides in the fairytales told me in my childhood than in any truth that is taught in life.
Fairy tales allow kids to learn how to deal with scary situations. Like life, many fairy tales don’t have happy endings. Bad things do happen. We see how the characters face their fears and we learn from their experiences.