You may not look at a movie like Guardians of the Galaxy and think, "Hey, I can learn some great parenting tips from that!" However, that is just what I did this weekend with our kids.
Now, some of you may think that allowing our 9 and 5 year old to watch these two movies are a bit out of their age range. In most situations I would agree with you. However, I allowed these movies to be a teaching moment for them. We discussed initially how things would be said by grown ups in the movie and why they shouldn't use those words. We paused the movie to discuss hard topics, scary scenes, are people dying. Finally, we laughed together at the insanity that is the Guardians.
After finishing the first movie, our boys BEGGED to watch the 2nd one as well. I am not usually a two-movies-in-a-row type of parent, but at this moment it made no sense NOT to say yes, so we went for it. And boy am I glad I did. The second movie is packed full of great parenting themes between the laughs, foul language, fighting, and good times.
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