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You know we are Disney fans here so I was excited when they asked us to learn about some of the characters in the upcoming movie Planes!
Parenting has been the only job I’ve ever been 100% sure I wanted. I love being a Mom. Ever since the boys were born I’ve had a “do what works for you” type of parenting style. What works for me and my kids won’t work for everyone and vice versa. One of the things I try hard to instill in my kids is that courage and belief in themselves will get them far. I love that Disney is trying to get that message across with their new movie Planes!
We are excited for the movie so it was fun to read about the new characters (and the actors who will be playing them) and their personalities. In the movie Dusty is a crop duster has a fear of heights and a dream to win an international race. He has a lot of people in his life who support him (or not) in his dreams.
Like I said before I have a “what works for you” type of parenting style. Every situation is a bit different and I try to take each as it comes deciding what my kids need from me to reach their goals. Sometimes they need a little push, sometimes a lot of encouragement but I think we, as their parents, lay the foundation for how they will go about life very early on. I think I really connect with Chug (voice of Brad Garret) who is a fuel truck in the movie.
Ok so I hope I don’t look like a fuel truck 😉 Chug is a bold supporter and Dusty’s biggest fan (I will ALWAYS be my kids’ biggest fan) If Chug doesn’t have what Dusty needs he’ll find someone who does! While I may need to encourage hard work like Leadbottom would (a puttering old bi-plane) sometimes, for the most part I try to be encouraging without being overbearing. I definitely encourage them to try new things and if they fail to try again.
I tend not to take on a “tough love” approach like Dottie the forklift (although some situations may call for it) but I do see a lot of Rochelle (one of the other race competitors) in myself. She’s a confident tough racer who learns as she goes.
Learning about the characters has definitely got me excited for the movie and thinking about my parenting style and how best to teach my boys to have the courage to keep going and reach their dreams.
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