The movie emphasizes the significance of familial affection and the necessity of being truthful and open. Main character Mirabel demonstrates love towards every member of her family, even when they don't include her in certain activities. The story illustrates that a person's worth isn't solely determined by their talents and that it's crucial to utilize one's abilities judiciously. It also honestly shows that like many families, there are instances of conflict present.
The pressure to always be strong and fix all the problems can also lead to burnout and neglect of personal needs, which may negatively affect overall health. They may have difficulty setting boundaries and neglect their own emotional needs.
Learning to live in the moment (mindfulness) is the practice of being fully present and engaged in the current experience, without judgment. It's about paying attention to the present moment, without getting caught up in regrets about the past or worries about the future. This can help to reduce stress and anxiety, and can improve overall well-being. Learning to live in the moment is a skill that takes time and practice. It may be challenging at first, but with consistent practice, it can become a natural way of being.
When a misunderstanding occurs, it can create confusion, frustration, and hurt feelings. If the misunderstanding is not addressed, it can create a barrier between people and make it difficult to communicate or connect. Misunderstandings can happen because of a variety of factors, such as communication breakdown, lack of information, or different perspectives. Sometimes they can also happen due to unconscious biases, assumption and projection of one's own feelings or thoughts.
The black sheep of the family may be subject to rejection, exclusion, or criticism from their family members, which can be hurtful and damaging. They may also feel that they don't belong or that they are not accepted. This can lead to feelings of isolation and low self-esteem.
In actuality, mundane and non-magical Mirabel has the most powerful gift - the ability to deeply understand and share the feelings of others. She can empathize with their emotions and experiences and is able to respond with compassion and kindness. This gift allows her to connect with others on a deeper level, and to understand and relate to their struggles and challenges. This is why she ultimately “saves” her family.
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5 thoughts on “Family Lessons from Disney’s Encanto”
I love this post! All of that music made me so happy! About perfection… it’s definitely overrated. People who try to be perfect end up struggling because the goal of perfection is impossible to achieve. That’s very true for writers. If you try to make your writing perfect, you’ll just end up with writers block.
It’s always wonderful to pull lessons from avenues of entertainment. I especially like your first and second lessons.
Working with parents of dyslexic children made me realize how important it is to emphasize that they show the same level of love to every member of their family, which includes their dyslexic child.
Then I teach them to help their dyslexic child develop strength and resilience for the challenging road ahead of them.
Lia loved this movie! I do product reviews and one was the dress like Mirabel wore. While Lia was watching the movie she was engrossed in it while wearing her dress.
There’s not must worse than everyone expecting you to be the strong one, because even the strongest person needs support. No one is immune to struggling, and as you said, burn out often is far off when people keep leaving everything to the strong person to manage
Loved the breakdown of the film! The formatting made it an easy and engaging read as well. Thanks for sharing 🙂