This Movie Mom is Happy to See More Heroes Doing Good Deeds

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Role models start with mom and dad, but it’s also great to have movie heroes for kids to look up to. 

As the mother of two girls, I make it a priority to find role models in our family entertainment choices. I try to show my daughters daily how to be a strong woman. But I believe that heroes on the movie screen help strengthen the foundation I create for my girls.

I want my girls to know that they don't have to wait for a prince to rescue them. I want my daughters to feel empowered! It's my greatest hope that my girls know they don't have to be a damsel in distress---they can be the person who saves the day!

Movies are a powerful way to reinforce the values that you set for your kids because movies are bigger than life. A hero on the big screen is way more interesting than M-O-M, especially as kids get older.

Good family movies can be a tool for all parents to help inspire their children. The school geek who turns into a superhero in the movie can make quite an impression on a shy, quiet kid. I think it's good for children to see the outcast save the world---it shows kids that appearances aren't everything and that every person has value.

I'm a movie geek and I recommend that other parents join me in my geekdom. Imagination is an important quality to inspire in children. Movies help nurture imagination and that is always a good thing.

Do you use movies to help teach your children values?

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