Tag Archives: Parenting

Peter Rabbit – Movie Discussion

It’s your classic Beatrix Potter with a bit lot of Home Alone thrown in, and The War[1] (but for a much younger audience). I was skeptical because of that. The previews looked like a lot of animosity and fighting and … Continue reading

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Are we Really Called to Greatness?

I saw an article today about how to help your kids grow into leaders that made my hackles rise. It was a Christian article and a second reading of it softened my initial response a bit. The author did say … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast, and What to do About it

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/01/disney-launches-first-exclusively-gay-moment-beauty-beast/ I just saw an article about Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast due in theaters on March 17.  (As a side note: the article headline, which I reposted on Facebook, indicated Christians should boycott the movie…I wasn’t posting the link as … Continue reading

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Rock Dog – Movie Discussion

There’s a kid who grew up in the shadows of a wonderful and important father figure who did great things in the world. The father grooms his son (or daughter) with pride so that he someday might be able to … Continue reading

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Great Idea!

I read this in our local magazine the other day and thought it was a great idea. Start an IMPACT JOURNAL with your kids. It is real simple, each week write down something they did to impact the world around … Continue reading

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Avengers: Age of Ultron – Movie Discussion

This latest Avengers movie, Age of Ultron, like those that have preceded it, has a number of great entry points into meaningful discussion on a variety of topics. Like when Thor thought, because he was “mighty” he was above falling … Continue reading

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Whiplash – Movie Discussion

Whiplash is an intriguing story about a young, gifted drummer, Andrew, and Fletcher, the brilliant, if somewhat sadistic conductor of an elite jazz band. Their relationship is complicated. Fletcher is a brutal master, hard to please and harsh. He works … Continue reading

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7 Topics Worthy of Discussion from Into the Woods

There are a few things you need to know before you go. It’s not for kids…in case you haven’t heard yet. And it’s a musical. That being said, it’s clever. Dare I even say brilliant? The writer in me was … Continue reading

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Surrendering the Candy Bag

        Jimmy Kimmel issued a challenge to parents at Halloween, to tell their children that they ate all their Halloween candy and video the responses.  (Check it out, and stick with it to the end—the last ones … Continue reading

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Book of Life – Movie Discussion

The Book of Life is a fun, creative story which offers a look into the Hispanic culture and some really solid inspirational messages. While it’s not coming from a Christian worldview, it provides an easy segue into that discussion. Another … Continue reading

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