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I listen to On Being all the time, thanks for the great show. My 3 daughters and I love Once Upon a Time, the fairy tales give everyone a reference point to the show. You don't have to follow every single episode to enjoy it. Those are two things that are missing in television today: family friendliness and the ability to enjoy a show with only occasional viewing.

As for Maria and Krista's assertion that we don't protect children as much anymore. They said that in the context of allowing children to see scary movies like The Hunger Games. This is true, kids see a lot of scary shows these days. But I think this is because children are MORE protected than ever before. Gone are the days of riding your bike all over town (with no helmet), swimming in the local mud hole, and close friends ending up in an iron lung. Children are protected more than ever, which perhaps makes the scary movie more tolerable.