Sunday, February 8, 2009

"The Tale of Despereaux" - Helping to educate our children

In a world where authentic values are so difficult to teach and instill, movies like "The Tale of Despereaux" prove to be real companions in our mission as parents.

I simply loved how the 'out of the box' character appealingly presented the idea of fight against fear and honorable attitude towards events in our life.

Many kids can ask their parents so many essential questions after seeing this cartoon movie: What is justice? What is honor? What is truth? What is fear and how to fight it? What is control and who wants to control us and how? - The question is - are we ready, as parents to give them the right answers?

In a country which suffered from a totalitarian regime for several decades, this movie proves to be an interesting starting point for the discussion of fear and its paralysis effect on communities. I only wish it had been better marketed so that more kids and parents could come to the cinema.

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