I’m not a teen anymore, so movie lines hit me differently. I’ve noticed how many classic one-liners can easily be applied to parenting. Movies include life lessons and memorable quotes we can use with our kids. The next time you sit down for a family movie night, keep your ears open for some movie quotes about parenthood. Until then, here are 4 famous movie quotes we can apply to parenting. Grab your popcorn.
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1. “Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”
Dr. Ian Malcom in Jurassic Park
Just because they can do something doesn’t mean they should. Parents need to remind their kids that sometimes, the potential consequences of their actions aren’t worth the risk.
2. “And why would that stop you from coming to me?”
Lucy Pevensie in The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
This line made me think of all the times my kids may second guess coming to me with something important because of fear of what I may think. I don’t want my kids to think they are letting me down or that I’ll love them less when they mess up. We must always remind our kids they can find safety in us, no matter what they do.
3. “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Uncle Ben in Spiderman
It deserves more than a half-hearted effort. Parents who don’t take their positions of power seriously are in danger of failing their children.
4. “It’s an imperfect world, but it’s the only one we’ve got.”
Tony Stark in Iron Man
Imperfection is part of our human experience and, as parents, we need to stand strong through adversity. Because the world is imperfect, we are going to experience difficulty. Persevering through those times helps us build the skills required to support our kids during their own stress.