Here come the holidays, and with them some moral dilemmas. I tell my son how gratifying it is to be generous and unselfish, and I try to model these qualities as best I can, but every year his wishlist gets longer and more complicated. The idea of “’tis better to give than to receive” is met with a shrug and, “Mom, you should thank me for helping you feel so good about all the awesome stuff you’re going to give me.”
See how he twisted that around? We assume he’ll be going to law school someday.
So to counter his wily ways, I turned to the movies. If I can’t adequately drive home the value of service, sacrifice, and loving everyone whether you like them or not, I can use Pixar to put a little more muscle into the message.
Not every film on this list will speak to every child, but my hope is there will be at least one or two that will capture your child’s attention and be sweet enough to help the medicine go down — the medicine being, essentially, don’t be a d*ck.
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