Turning Red is really a must-see for both children, especially teenagers, and adults. To be honest, I really think should be attended by both parents. This movie is really something else.
We are all different
What I liked most is the lesson that we are all different, nobody is perfect and what our ancestors did doesn’t mean that we have to do, too. It’s very important to have open conversations with the kids, listen to their opinions and try to understand them. The rules that we were raised on do not apply anymore. We cannot control every move of our kids and we shouldn’t even try to do so. They will hide more and when real problems will start showing up, they might look for help somewhere else. And that might not be the right place and the right person.
It’s very hard for conservative people to accept it but it highlights that we should have an open mind and times are changing and each person is different.
Another lesson is that nobody is perfect and in the process of seeking approval and make someone else happy, we can lose our own happiness.
The funniest part was when the mother tried to talk about the period with her daughter and what this means for a girl becoming a woman.
I’m very excited about the movie and can’t wait to go with my other daughter as well. My little one was not so much impressed but the movie came as a confirmation of how we do it at home. Now I’m expecting more “smart” replies but now we have a “common way: to address her tantrums. All I have to do is ask her: “Show me your nice panda, please”.