Aaron and Jenn Shadle discuss Kristen Bell and Kiera Knightley’s controversial views on letting their kids watch Disney Princess movies. Jenn gives her views on why censorship is a bad thing, and why it harms the point of storytelling and art in general, while Aaron discusses psychological research from the University of Oklahoma which shows just how important fantasy, and literature in general, is to our development and function as human beings. Both Aaron and Jenn discuss parental rights within a liberty-oriented viewpoint, Aaron reveals his passionate dislike of Veggietales, and Jenn discusses her ongoing par asocial relationship with Nancy Drew.
Dr. Jennifer Barnes’s Ted Talk on fiction and par asocial relationships: www.youtube.com/watch?v=22yoaiLYb7M&t=912s
A brief overview of the psychological model of parenting styles discussed in the episode:www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/thinking-about-kids/201409/authoritative-versus-authoritarian-parenting-style
Kristen Bell explains her remarks on why she wants to be careful what her kids watch:www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00127648.html