Daniel Richler: Should we scare children on purpose?

Do you think children should be protected from the dark, or pushed into it?
Should we deliberately scare children? In light of recent conversations with  Tomi Ungerer and  Daniel Handler, guest host  Daniel Richler begins today's show with this parental quandary. 

"You have to ask, is it not convenient for these authors, whose income depends on scaring little lambs, to celebrate the slaughterer? On the other hand, no one's sued them yet for a child's psychotic breakdown."

Click here or on the listen button above to hear the full essay (audio runs 0:03:05), and tell us: do you think children should be protected from the dark, or pushed into it? 


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