I've written before about how I have been learning to have the courage to dream big. When I wrote about it, I was sharing my experience with a dream that seemed "too big" coming true. I love the quote from Walt Disney that says, "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them," and that's exactly what I want for my girls! I don't want them to be afraid to pursue their big dreams.
If any company is known for encouraging people to dream big, it's Disney. This Fall, as part of their #DreamBigPrincess initiative, (from now until October 11th) a lot of their Disney Princess classic films (like Tangled, Frozen, Cinderella, Pocahontas, etc.) will be airing on all of the major Canadian TV networks – including YTV, The W Network and SRC (French CBC)!
This is a great opportunity to have a movie night in with your family and either introduce your kids to the movies you love, or enjoy them again together. These films all tend to teach about how anything is possible.
About a week ago, we got a special package in the mail from Hasbro. I'm still touched whenever Hasbro works with us because of what they did for us after we lost so much in the smoke. This time, they sent us a pop up palace playset with royal shimmer princess dolls, in celebration of those Disney Princess films (If you keep up with my Instagram stories, you saw Katrina give a tour of the castle ;)
She's pretty pleased with the way that it folds up (and so am I, because it doesn't take up too much space in her room)!
I always look forward to taking advantage of movie nights in with my kids- for the fun we have together and for the opportunity for conversation and learning that comes up because of the content of whatever movie we're watching. Next time you get the chance to have a family movie night, try to pay attention to the topics that come up & ask your kids what they think about them- you may find that it leads into a great discussion!
When it comes to dreaming big, another important thing that I hope to be able to teach my girls (and that I think is very important for adults too) is that although your dreams don't always come true in the way or the time that you want, the important thing is to live and embrace your own story- even when it doesn't quite follow your dream as you imagined!
What do you do to encourage your children to dream big?
Disclosure: Products were received to facilitate this post. All opinions shared are my own. #DreamBigPrincess