Joseph Campbell has been a mentor, muse, and friend of mine across time through his books, articles and recordings. Below video is an all time favorite of mine.
Understanding and thinking of myths are quite important for us parents. As parents our jobs are not to control our kids' behavior, but to meet their needs. And when I say needs I am not only talking about their physical needs but all kinds! So myths are our great guides... and Joseph Campbell is a one of kind expert on this field... If you can't watch the entire video, please just watch the first 10 minutes. He talks about metaphors and how sometimes metaphors are granted as 'facts'... Just by understanding this little piece of knowledge we can raise children who respect each other’s differences :)
In case... the below video doesn't work here's the link: