What to Do About Little Orphan Annie?
An AF reader wrote in with the following conundrum:
"My seven-year-old's drama program is putting on the play, Annie. I find the dated story and idea of a orphan as a cartoon character to be inappropriate for our family. The program responded that they feel the play 'educates' children about adoption. Has anyone else's child been exposed to this play, by being part of a production, or just watching the movie? Have your children reacted to or identified with the characters in any way, or not? What have you done? Right now, I wake up in the mornings to my daughter singing 'It's A Hard Knock Life,' and I have to say I find it very disturbing."
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