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Don’t Be Right, Choose Kind

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Becoming a parent was one of the hardest things I have ever done. You can never be fully prepared for parenthood, you just go with it and do the very best you can.

Now while parenting comes with so many tremendous feelings like love, admiration, and all things unconditional, it also comes with things that aren’t always good.

Worry. Constant worry. Pain. Pain our kids feel is automatically transferred to us and we feel their pain. It is the feelings that we just can’t control.

One of the hardest things for me as a parent is watching my kids feel any sort of hurt. And it scares the s*#t out of me that as they get older there will be hard times. Like other kids who might be mean. Bullying. Being treated unfairly.

While these things should never happen, it is unfortunate to say that it might be inevitable for some. But it is the way we learn to handle it that is the most important. So while some kids ultimately experience this unnecessary hurt, we as parents must do our best to speak to our kids openly and honestly about life. The world. And why it is important to always do the right thing.

My oldest son is now 81/2 years old. Grade 3. He is beginning to understand and unfortunately experience some bad behaviours from others. In fact he has had altercations with another boy who wasn’t treating him kindly. And one thing I can say is how proud I am of the way he handled the situation and himself.

Last November when the movie WONDER was coming to the theatres, I knew it would be a great film for him (and all of us) to see.

WONDER tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time

There are so many amazing points we can learn from this movie;

  • when given the choice of being right or being kind, choose KIND
  • never give up on yourself or others
  • people with special needs cannot be treated differently
  • kindness really can be contagious
  • don’t ever lose sight of your dreams

Some great lessons for parents and for kids.

And so for now, we roll with the punches and do our best to always #choosekind.

If you haven’t seen WONDER yet, not to worry!

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It’s a perfect film for the whole family and as of today is on Blu-ray™ and On Demand!

But before you run out to get a copy, I have some great news. Our friends over at Entertainment One want you to be able to enjoy the movie and are giving 9 (YES NINE) lucky readers the chance to win a copy. All you have to do is enter below.

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Good luck!

xo

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Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Entertainment One. I received perks in the form of compensation and product for the purposes of this post. As always, opinions are my own…

 

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For the last 7+ years I have immersed myself in the "mom life". My blog, appropriately named Me, Myself and Kids is my life; the challenges, the laughter, and the tears. But I also offer my own version of motherly advice. In doing so, I’ve designating myself as an MD or “Mom Doc”. Not because I know it all. Don’t get me wrong. It’s an open perspective; my learnings shared so you can take the good, bad and ugly and adapt it to your own family life. So please join me as I share all of the crazy and overwhelming thoughts and experiences of the mom life with Me, Myself and Kids.

26 Comments

  • ivy pluchinsky February 13, 2018

    I would love to see this movie because I heard its good and I like having movie nights

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 13, 2018

      Perfect for a movie night in!!

  • Jeanna February 13, 2018

    After hearing the reviews and watching the trailer, I believe everyone, old and young, should watch this movie!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 13, 2018

      Totally agree!!

  • kathy downey February 13, 2018

    I would love to see this movie because my granddaughter read the book and says it’s a great story

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 13, 2018

      It really is! Good luck!

  • Lee-Ann S February 13, 2018

    Miss R has watched Wonder with her class and read the book twice. I would love to see the movie so I actually know what she is talking about when she refers to it.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 13, 2018

      I agree! Did she like it?

  • Lily February 14, 2018

    I’ve heard some great things about this movie! Can’t wait to see it.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 14, 2018

      It’s great! Good luck!

  • Nancy T February 14, 2018

    We actually went to see the movie with our girls opening weekend and loved the movie. My hubby and I spent much of the movie crying due to the teasing and bullying that happens with our oldest that has Selective Mutism. If only all the kids from school we saw at the movie and those we didn’t would #ChooseKind.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 14, 2018

      It is so hard to watch our kids go through any kind of pain or hurt. Let’s hope that it only gets better with movies and reminders like this xo

  • shelly peterson February 14, 2018

    I want to see this movie because I heard its really good.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 14, 2018

      It’s so good!

  • Deborah February 14, 2018

    My husband took me to the theater to watch this and I would love to own a copy! Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 14, 2018

      You’re welcome! Good luck!

  • nicky February 15, 2018

    Saw this movies in theatres and would love to watch it again because it’s so touching and heartwarming.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 15, 2018

      I agree. Can’t wait to see it again!

  • heather February 15, 2018

    I want to see this move because it sounds amazing and I love the cast.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 15, 2018

      It is so good!

  • Stephanie February 16, 2018

    I want to see this movie, it looks really good!

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 16, 2018

      I want you to see it too!!

  • Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard February 16, 2018

    looks like a great movie so would love to win to watch it

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 16, 2018

      Good luck!

  • Monique L.S. February 16, 2018

    I think it is an important message to share with my young daughter.

    • Debbie Akerman-Davidov February 17, 2018

      Most definitely!!!

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