As you know, most Disney movies come with deep lessons to be learned. Moana is no exception from this rule. This movie won’t only resonate with you, as a parent, but probably also with the lessons you’ve set out to teach your kids. Here are some of the top lessons from the Moana movie you can teach to your kids (boys included):
Top lessons from the Moana movie for your kids
1. Family is super important.
We all want our kids to value to ide of family. Families are there for each other through the ups and the downs. And in Moana, that theme is very prominent. Moana is motivated by her people. And one of her biggest fans is her Grandmother, who was always there to inspire her. Because her grandmother saw her inner beauty and value, she motivated Moana to follow her heart and live out her dreams. You can teach your kids that family should be a top priority in their lives and that you should all carve out some special time for each other, including sitting down to watch a movie together as a unit.
2. Failing is part of life.
Throughout her journey, Moana had to overcome a lot of obstacles and fail quite a few times. Throughout these challenges, Moana learned new things and grew into the person she always wanted to be. You can teach your kids that the journey towards self-acceptance and a full life is filled with a lot of mistakes. But that they are essential to our success in life. Regardless of the obstacles we are faced with, we should always keep on trying and doing what we believe in.
3. Always follow your heart.
Moana struggles with her father’s expectations that clash with what she feels in her heart. And throughout the movie, she questions her true self a lot. She knows that she has a responsibility towards her family and that they have dreams for her life. But she also knows that she will never be contempt if she doesn’t set out to do what her heart tells her. We all know how hard it can be to choose between the things you have to do and your destiny. And as a parent, you will probably also have to let your kids go and follow their dreams one day. Although it will be hard, you have to let them live their lives the way they want to. You have to accept that you raised them to be responsible and brave and to always follow their hearts, no matter what.