On this week's Wednesday episode, I discussed how understanding the negative entities found in the Harry Potter universe can actually improve our roles as parents. This was due in parent to recently seeing the new Fantastic Beasts movie, which I really enjoyed!
So like any normal person, I decided to listen to other people's opinions on the content. And boy was it NEGATIVE.
Let's be honest - in the online world of YouTube and podcasts, negativity sells. No one wants to hear how much you liked something. They want to know EXACTLY why you disliked it or even hated it.
As I listened in to these various reviews, I quickly learned one thing - the reason these people disliked the movie was due to their expectations and wants for that specific film. How did they want the movie's main storyline to go? Why didn't they explain that spell? Why didn't that scene go the way I wanted?
As their "review" continues on, the negativity builds. Just like the despair that a dementor allows to fester, the writer builds up negativity with more negativity. However, it is not due to a poor done film. It is due to PERSONAL expectations not being met.
When it comes to parents it is easy to be a negative reviewer. When we look at how our kids act or what they do, it is simpler to see the negative things rather than the positive.
Listen in this Friday as I discuss my thoughts on this, and ask yourself this simple question - are you the negative reviewed when it comes to your kids, or the positive one?
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