Don’t Be Right, Choose Kind – Me, Myself and Kids

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!


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

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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.