If you’ve got a little princess in the house, listen up. You can teach her something (or a few things) from one of her favourite movies! The timeless tale of the princess is great for teaching little girls about kindness, fairness, and patience. Lessons which can be tricky to teach in everyday situations. Here are a few classic lessons for kids from Cinderella:
Most important lessons for kids from Cinderella
1. Be kind, always.
Cinderella’s kindness actually makes her seem like somewhat of a pushover, but in essence, it takes a quiet strength to stay as kind to others when they’re overloading you with rudeness, and that’s exactly what the princess did. You can help your child understand the importance of kindness and generosity by pointing out how Cinderella’s kindness allowed her to be selfless, to remain grateful, and to appreciate others, no matter what challenges were thrown her way.
2. Take chances in life.
Even after having to do ALL of the housework, Cinderella still managed to convince herself that she deserved to go to the royal ball. The princess took chances (when she attempted to go to with ball with her step-family), and when that didn’t work out great, she took a brave risk of riding in a pumpkin carriage to the ball. You can use this to teach your kids to be brave, to be independent, and to grow up being a trailblazer that makes her own way in this life.
3. Never let speedbumps stop you in your tracks.
Hand-in-hand with the bravery and taking chances lesson, this is yet another great lesson to be learnt from Cinderella. Instead of sobbing and staying home alone all night, Cinderella didn’t let a setback get in her way of happiness. She was still determined and resilient to attend the ball. The takeaway here is to raise your kid to never give up on anything, and when the going gets tough, inspire her to keep on pushing through.
4. Always believe in yourself.
Because she believed in herself and her self-worth, Cinderella was able to keep on dreaming until she finally got what her heart desired. Despite her tough life growing up with a nasty step-family, she still chose to be brave and to be kind; she still chose to take control of her ow life. You can teach this to your child and boost her self-esteem to a point where she knows that she can accomplish anything she dreams (except of course becoming a real-life fairy or mermaid!).