Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Disney's The Little Mermaid

When I was a young girl, one of my absolute FAVORITE movies was (and still is) Disney’s The Little Mermaid.

Guess what!  It will be available for the first time on Blu-ray Combo Pack and HD Digital on October 1st! 

The Little Mermaid!!!

I was thrilled to be able to review an advance copy of the movie with my daughter (Savannah in the middle) and her best friends, Kinley and Madelyn. Notice Savannah’s Ariel dress? Yeah, she would give anything to be that little red headed mermaid princess.


Unironically, Ariel reminds me so much of my Sav: She is smart, independent, determined, curious, a dreamer, a good friend, a problem solver, and rebellious at times.

 

 

 



There are many valuable lessons that can be learned from Princess Ariel, such as:

- Always follow your dreams

- Stand up for what you believe in

- There is always a reward or consequence for every decision you make

- Every woman needs her own voice



However, watching this movie as a Mom has completely changed the character with whom I can most relate.  Enter, King Triton (Ariel’s father).

Important lessons I have learned from King Triton:

- As loving parents, we have a deep desire to protect our children from harm at all costs. The world can be a scary place! But as much as we may want to, we cannot keep our kids in a bubble. We must learn to let them go, to give them wings to fly (or in Ariel’s case, legs to run). This has been a particularly difficult task for me this week as ALL FOUR of my 6 year olds (quadruplets) have started kindergarten! YEEEOUCH! Sometimes a task that is easier said than done...

- We must let our kids make their own decisions (the good AND the bad). Hopefully, they will learn from their mistakes, pick themselves back up, and be stronger than before.

- We must always give our children our unwavering love and support, regardless of the *bonehead decisions* they may make at times…

- And my favorite lesson from King Triton: If you mess with my kid, I’m going to come after you.


Heh, heh.

I am constantly telling my kids that they are SOOOO talented. They can be anything and everything they want to be. At this very moment, Savannah wants to be a: nurse, veterinarian, ballerina, teacher, artist, Mommy, and of course...

mermaid.

“How do YOU encourage your children to follow their dreams?"  Leave me an answer in the comments below and you will automatically be entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa gift card and a Little Mermaid Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack! For more information or to pre-order your own copy, you can visit the Disney website here!

 

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180 comments:

Carolyn said...

I think I can still remember all the words to the songs Part Of Your World and Under The Sea. Great movie and great sweepstakes! :-)

Jennifer Bell said...

By letting her dream, run and play! :)

Tracy Bentley said...

I always tell my son to be the best he can be and always keep God first in your life and all our dreams will come true.

Jaclyn N Lil M said...

I always encourage my child no matter how silly the dream is. we always talk about his dream and talk about how he can get to his dream :)

Beth Clark said...

My daughter is 1 so I tell her that she is so smart and sweet. Sometimes I tell her she is a genius lol and that she is doing such a good job at something. I will do whatever I can to support her dreams as she grows and becomes interested in different things.

Derek and Shanna said...

I encourage my little one by always listening. Whenever she says she wants to be something, I always encourage her to do so, but I also use it as an opportunity to encourage hard work and what it would take to become whatever she wants. She hasn't said she wants to be a mermaid, yet, so I will have to think on that one about how she can accomplish that goal. Maybe marine biology?

Anonymous said...

encourage. encourage. and encourage. right now my 5yr old wants to be a cowgirl when she is bigger.....we are city dwellers to the core but there's no way i'm telling her that :)
Eunice eunepuney(at)gmail(dot)com

Ajax0213 said...

I encourage my daughter to follow her dreams by being supportive of what she wants to pursue and letting her know anything is possible with hard work.

Claire Nettles said...

How hard it is to let them do their own thing...especially when they are little! Right now we're kind of "telling her" what to do. For example, she is taking ballet this year because it's what we decided to do...but if she wants to do something different, she can...with a tear in my eye! :-)

ajl1103 said...

My b/g twins are only 3, so I tell them as often as I can: you are so smart, you can do anything you put your mind to, girls/boys can do anything boys/girls can do, and I will love you no matter what! I hope it prepares them to do things that make them happy, successful adults.

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woke9974 said...

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Melanie said...

I encourage my daughter by telling her that she can be whatever she wants to be. I try not to squash those dreams no matter how crazy they can be!

Mami2jcn said...

My daughter, who just turned 4 a few days ago, loves art and music so I encourage her to be creative and I have her enrolled in ballet class.

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Jessica To said...

I try to encourage my son to try new things and not give up on anything.
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Hf said...

By talking with them and asking what their dreams are and them asking how I can help them do it.

Kate Fuller said...

I encourage them to try new things and pursue what they love to do.

Debbie said...

I have no littles left, my youngest is a senior in high school, but The Little Mermaid was her favorite movie growing up. My oldest who would watch it with her could say every line as the movie played. What memories!! I have grandkids now to introduce the movie to. Thanks for the chance!! Blessings, Debbie

Janelle said...

Lots of encouraging, and lots of complimenting!

Elena said...

I encourage by supporting my son's ideas and teaching him to work hard

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Elena said...

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Barbara Manatee said...

I let them try new things, encourage them to not give up and to cheer them on!

Tabitha said...

My girls are still babies but I try to tell them at least daily how I am so proud of them. I also tell them all their great characteristics.

kellyr78 said...

I encourage my children to follow their dreams by letting them try new experiences they are interested in and giving them words of encouragement along the way.
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Lisa Brown said...

I encourage them by always giving them a positive response and supporting their ideas.
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Kennedy Clan said...

My son was a preemie and and a brain bleed which resulted in hydro and mild CP. He struggles sometimes with physcal tasks, but now that he is 4 I see him struggle with some mental/school related things too. I just am always there to give him an encouraging word, and we praise each and every accomplishment. My daughter is 2 and I have found myself doing he same with her. praising all of the accomplishments, and just making sure to tell them both they are wonderful just the way they are,and can do what their little hearts desire.

Jamie said...

I encourage all three of my children to follow their dreams by being supportive of what they want to do. My youngest who's turning 3 next week wants to be a mermaid when she grows up. Even though my 5 and 6 year olds tell her that it's impossible, I told her she could be one if she wants - anything is possible :-)

A & M Ras said...

No matter how crazy or off the wall an idea is I help my kids put the idea to life. I want to allow them to feel what success is and that no dream is too big or too small to accomplish. if we believe in them, they will learn to believe in themselves.

Anonymous said...

I also LOVE the Little Mermaid!! I always tell my kids they can be whatever they want to be...after they go to college, of course. ;)
Staci
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Melody said...

Trying to build her up and teaching her to follow Christ. Such a hard lesson to let go and let God.

Ryan and Deminy... said...

We allow them chances to explore and have different experiences.

Molly said...

I encourage her to follow her dreams by providing a loving and supportive environment in which she feels comfortable to try new things and to reach outside of her comfort zone.

Mandy Coker said...

I encourage my daughter by letting her make her own choices. She is 4 and can be gently guided in the right direction but will ultimately choose what makes her happy. jimandmandycoker@gmail.com

Sandy P said...

I pray a lot for those decisions they will make and hope God is going to draw them to himself. This parenting thing is not easy!

Lisa said...

I allow my three daughters to try new experiences. My 9 year old has played tennis, softball, and soccer. She finally decided soccer is her favorite. My 7 year old has played softball and now is a cheerleader. I try to allow them the opportunities so they can learn what they enjoy and what they are good at.

Sarah P said...

We stay positive and encourage our kiddos when they fail, while trying to give them practical ways to work towards their dreams.

sl said...

Being positive and encouraging them to go for their dream!

Brittany said...

Support, love, & above all point our children to the Gospel daily.

clc408 said...

I think my job as a parent is to provide a safe and loving environment where the kids feel confident about trying new things without fear of judgement or criticism.

clc408 said...

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beth said...

I encourage my kids by helping them to practice new skills.Sometimes it helps just to build their confidence enough for them to try again.

Gina Wildorchid said...

I encourage my son by constantly telling him that he can do whatever he wants if he works hard and follows his passions.

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aa said...

I like to teach my kids things that would be good for them and do encourage them in small doable dreams.

Tomasi said...

I do encourage my kids to try new things and to not be discouraged if at first they don't succeed. I tell them that hard work and determination always pays off and can help you achieve anything you possibly want in life.

Jenn P said...

I tell my boys that they can do whatever they put their minds to. The sky is the limit, and hard work and determination will always pay off.

And, The Little Mermaid has ALWAYS been my fave disney movie! ~Jenn

www.twobytwomom.com

Deb said...

The Little Mermaid is my all time favorite Disney movie too, and I'm SO excited that it's coming out again! My four year old knows all about Ariel, but she's never seen the movie so I can't wait to share it with her!

I encourage my daughter to do anything she sets her mind to. She's already little Miss Independent!

Deb
luv2teach77@yahoo.com

Nicole Seekell said...

I always encourage my kids to communicate so we can discover everything their heart desires. Then we practice working hard and doing our best!

One Frugal Girl said...

By making them believe they are capable of anything and everything!

One Frugal Girl said...

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susan1215 said...

I always tell my children to be the best he can be I encourage them to try new things and that they can do whatever they put their minds to.

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Madeline B said...

My daughter loves animals so I encouraged her by teaming up with her to volunteer at the local shelter.
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Madeline B said...

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Anonymous said...

By encouraging her to learn more about anything that she is interested in and always try new things!

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rachel said...

By teaching her two languages! So many more opportunities for her will exist.

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Our children are very young still but we encourage them to find their own voices through play, imagination and most importantly through showing love. My younger son has such a sense of freedom to be himself that he breaks into dance wherever he is! We want them to know they can be anything they want to be if they work hard enough and follow their dreams.

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Matt & Corrine said...

It's funny how our relatable character changes with the years. :) thanks for a chance to win!

Kari said...

I provide them with the opportunity to try new things often and praise them at their attempt as well as their success!

JC said...

I encourage kids to go for their dreams and passions by supporting their ideas.
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JC said...

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KaHolly said...

Delightful post! I love Disney!! We were frequent visitors there when my daughter was growing up. I encouraged her to follow her dreams by exposing her to everything I could. We didn't have a lot of money, but we sure had a lot of fun adventures and learning experiences. As a single mom on a very tight shoestring, my hope was to lead by example and show her that 'the world was her oyster'!

woke9974 said...


I think it's important not to apply unnecessary or arbitrary limits - I try never to tell a child not to do something without also explaining the reasons for the restriction.

Tina said...

I encourage them to meet many different children and try many activities, be socialized for the real world
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Tina said...

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jenn mcclearn said...

I listen to everything he has to say and answer his questions as best as I can I always tell him he can be anything he wants to be :)

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Kristen said...

Trusting God.

We are the Smith Family said...

We always encourage our children to follow their dreams...one day it maybe be to a doctor, another day a ballerina and then another day a mommy......I always encourage my children they can do them all!!!!

We are the Smith Family said...

We encourage our children (4, 4, 3) that they can do and be anything their heart desires. Of course right now that changes daily but I never want them to doubt that they can dream and be anything they want to be!!!

Amanda said...

You are such a great encouragement to all moms!
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K-Dub said...

By exposing her to art, lots of outside play, praising her for everything she learns and accomplishes :)

Jenny Burkett said...

Loving them always and helping them make good choices and learning from the bad choices!
Jenny

Bree said...

Ariel has always been Anna-Jane's favorite. I love her too. Such a classic!

3 Peas N A Pod said...

I love, love, love the Little Mermaid too. I always encourage my girls by trying their best and never, ever giving up.

Anonymous said...

I listen and encourage no matter how silly it may seem. Love the little mermaid! Thanks Kit @planeboy17@yahoo.com

Misty & Cecil Ray Cossey said...

I let them be excited and don't knock down their dreams!

chambanachik said...

I never tell my daughter something she wants to do is impossible. And she's smart enough that I don't believe anything is anyway. :)

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Amanda said...

By living my dreams in front of them and with them!

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Shelly said...

By listening, supporting them 100% in whatever they choose, and encouraging them to never give up! And of course by demonstrating living out my own dreams :)

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Janice said...

Being supportive, positive and encouraging and always speaking positive words. Its so important to let them know nothing is impossible.
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Janice said...

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wigget said...

lots of praise for trying

Amy said...

What a lovely message and reminder for parents. I always encourage my kids to try out different things, and if they like certain things more, try to learn more about it whenever they have a chance. Follow their heart and never give up in following their dreams.

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Amy said...

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Kerry said...

I just make sure my kids know that I will help them in any way to pursue what their dreams are.
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Kerry said...

tweeted: https://twitter.com/KerryBishop/status/384852371181826048
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ms-texas said...

by being supportive and encouraging to them in their activities

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ms-texas said...

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Jeannine S said...

We help them work towards their dreams, encourage when they get discouraged

Jeannine S said...

we encourage them to follow them, support them when they do and help them up when they get discouraged

Anonymous said...

by reading him encouraging stories! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

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Erica Best said...

I help my nephew be him self but loving him for self and not turning him i want him to be

Erica Best said...

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Kia89 said...

I don't have kids, but I encourage my niece by telling her how smart and beautiful she is and that she can do anything she sets her mind to.
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sohamolina said...


By being supportive of their likes and dreams and providing them the path to follow them in.

Natalie said...

I encourage them to try something at least once and pray to God about it.

Tamar said...

They get a lot of encouragement from me, but I also impose limits so that they do not go off a good and righteous path.
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slb3334 said...

By encouraging them to follow their dreams.

Emily said...

I try to support my child in whatever she dreams by providing encouragement, and any help that I can. We also talk often about how hard work is what makes dream come true.

Rebecca Graham said...

I encouraged them to try new things.

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Anastasia Fall said...

I encourage my kids to follow their dreams by supporting their ideas and the things they want to do. We work together to find a way to make the things happen that they want. At the same time, we instill realistic limits. We can't fly into today, but if we study hard and work at it, we can get into NASA in the future and fly to space then :) You can have what you want, you just have to find a way to make it happen :)

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Kim Hardy said...

I always show them how their dreams are not impossible if you continue to believe and work hard!! ky_grandma40@yahoo.com

stOOpidgErL said...

I always remind my daughter to believe in herself and then anything is possible!
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Carolyn Gonzalez said...

By letting them know that whatever they decide to do, they will be supported and loved.

sarah said...

I encourage them to follow their dreams by signing them up for activities they are interested in, and letting them know they can pursue anything they want to
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momo said...

I always told my kid's when they were younger to follow your dreams.

mickeyfan said...

My daughter loved the movie as a little girl, and now she has become quite the independent woman.

Christina Marie said...

I try to encourage my daughter to follow her dreams by setting an example. Thanks for the giveaway!

Christina Marie said...

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HilLesha said...

I encourage my children to follow their dreams by showing them love and support. :)

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Denise S. said...

I encourage their interests and tell them they can do anything they set their minds to.

Diane52 said...

I encourage my sons to listen to their hearts and to be a leader, not follow the crowd.
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Tabathia said...

By encouraging them not to be afraid to try new things

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Tabathia said...

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Paula Michele Hafner said...

I support them, encourage their creativity, and try to give them the best tools that they need to follow their dreams and interest.

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MCantu1019 said...

I tell them they can do whatever they set their mind to do.
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Barbara Montag said...

I start encouraging the kids at a young age to try new things.
And I tell them that all things are possible.
Thank you.

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Barbara Montag said...

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LAMusing said...

I don't have kids, but my parents always encouraged and applauded my interests. And later as a young adult, I did indeed follow my dreams.
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Tanya Bartlett said...

I tell my kids they can do anything they put their minds to tanya2330@gmail.com

Janna Johnson said...

By allowing them to explore and discover life on their own.
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Harmony Burmeister said...

I always tell my kids they can be whatever they want to be, even a doctor, astronaut, lawyer all in one

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Francine said...

I encourage them to give everything a try once and if they like it then we stick with it and try to help them reach their goal or dream.


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sweetsue said...

I go to all my granddaughter's dance recitals and games to show support for her dreams.
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mich0825 said...

providing lots of opportunities to see and try different thigns

mommyof 3 said...

Encouragement!! And belief in yourself! I have to admit these are things I personally struggle with and I don't want that for my kids (ESPECIALLY my twin girls). I have 3 pretty strong willed kids and I will encourage them to use that to pursue their desires!

Suz, I agree Little Mermaid is THE BEST! It came to the theatre when I was 17, and I think I saw it there 12 times. I then received a VHS (which I still own) for a graduation present.

mommyof 3 said...

FYI. It's coming to DSM!! Yep, that's right! A touring production will be at Fair Park in February/March. I live 5 hours away but my daughters and I will be there!! You should too!

Carmen N said...

I encourage her independence in projects which helps her gain confidence.

Betty C said...

I encourage my children by letting them know that every person is different with their interests and abilities. As long as they are happy and productive it doesn’t make a difference what they choose.

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Tony said...

I've always been her biggest cheerleader and support her in her endeavors.

Joseph Wallace said...

I encourage them to find the courage to persue their dreams.

Stephanie Larison said...

I encourage her to follow her interests, she knows she can do anything she wants to through hard work. And anything that is truely something you want is worth it.

Daniel M said...

not to be afraid to try new things and have fun! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

Lauren F said...

My 25 yo daughter's first- and favorite!- disney movie. We watch it twice a year to remember her childhood and the message that you can be your own person despite what your parents want!

Anonymous said...

i tell my daughter she can be anything she wants to be


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Karen Drake said...

I encourage my grandkids by giving them unconditional love and being supportive in everything they do.

Jennifer Lleras said...

I make sure both my kids know that we support them in life, no matter what, they will always have cheerleaders from me and my husband.

Linda said...

I encourage them to try new things and being supportive in all they do.
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Anna Pry said...

we hope that by homeschooling our kids, they will be more encouraged to follow their own dreams pryfamily5@gmail.com

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Lisa Garner said...

I encourage my children to follow their dreams by supporting them in all their in school and after school activities and helping suggest new activities to inspire them.
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Lisa Garner said...

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Crystal M said...

I encourage my sons to follow their dreams by reminding them of all they have already accomplished. I keep their confidence levels high by praising them, their efforts, and their ideas and showing them they are loved unconditionally :)

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one frugal lady said...

I may not always agree with the choices my children make, but no matter what, I support them and they know they can always count on me to be their cheerleader!
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Alicia said...

To encourage my son I tell him he can do anything he puts his mind and heart too.

Alicia said...

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Admin said...

i just stand behind them- an anchor helps u feel safer to try new things


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Lisa Pecora said...

I tell them to never give up no matter how tough it gets, and that I will always be there.

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Lauren Harmon said...

I currently have no children, although I very much hope that we will be blessed soon. In the mean time, I'm in school to become a teacher and plan to encourage my students to follow their dreams... I will encourage them to work on their weaknesses nicely and will definitely support them in their strengths and encourage them to truly grow within these strengths.

Tim Allport said...

I try to encourage my boys through example. I always try to show them that the only thing that can hold them back is their own imagination. If they believe in something than their is always a way to make it happen they just have to want it enough to make that dream come true.

Heather Deluna said...

Let it fly…with the exception of “bad” thoughts, we tell them not to worry about what people will think about their dreams. If they really have an interest in something, there is a way to make it happen.

Sky Kory said...

I give them lots of support and encouragement.

Sky Kory said...

https://twitter.com/SkyShyskyk/status/390088409554767872

Susan Smoaks said...

I have always encouraged our children to dream big and reach for the stars. When they find something they like we all focus our attention on it as to help them follow their dreams!

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Buddy Garrett said...

We encourage them by making their interests part of ours. We encourage them to explore their interests.

angie lilly said...

Start young. Take them serious, even if you know that they can't really be a unicorn when they grow up. If they are serious, then just nod and say that is awesome. This way they will feel they have no boundaries to what they accomplish and will share their real adult dreams with you too as you have created a safe space for them to be their true selves.
Angie
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angie lilly said...


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Betty C said...

Tweet = https://twitter.com/willitara/status/390156830359318529

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Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

I encourage them to go for what they believe in

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Amanda Sakovitz (mandy83) said...

https://twitter.com/aes529/status/390170820074405888

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Thomas Murphy said...

I tell my kids to do whatever makes them happy.

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Caitlin McClure said...

I plan on unschooling, letting them learn what they like and focus on their passions instead of forcing them to do things they aren't interested in

Thomas Murphy said...

https://twitter.com/thomasmurphy40/status/390192893173854208

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Christian Alejandro said...

I like to be completely supportive when it comes to their passions. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

Heather Deluna said...

Tweeted:
https://twitter.com/bargainelf/statuses/390219622227517440

ellie said...

I encourage my boys to follow their hearts and try to achieve their dreams. I let them know it’s okay to fail sometimes, because the only true failure is to never have tried.

ellie said...

tweet
https://twitter.com/eswright18/status/390222468222177281

tina reynolds said...

I let them know anything is possible if they believe in it and that I believe in them and will always be behind them.

tina reynolds said...

https://twitter.com/eaglesforjack/status/390289420751872000

Anonymous said...

By helping them to believe in their self and that with a lot of practice and hard work they can accomplish anything wilcarvic
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Gianna said...

I teach them and support them.

smilekisses said...

I encourage her to join and participate in different clubs and events. And I praise her for the good work.

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