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After 14 years, everybody’s favorite crime-fighting super family is back in theaters with the Incredibles 2. This time around though, Pixar’s much-anticipated sequel puts Bob (Mr. Incredible) on the front lines of a different adventure: being a full-time stay-at-home parent.
Picking up from where it left off, the incredible family fights their way to save the world while rummaging to adjust in the real world with actual non-super troubles and responsibilities. It’s light-hearted, fun, and family-centric—a film perfect for weekend family bonding.
One of the successes of the film is carefully yet aptly depicting the challenging tasks of parenting. It may be fantasy but it is realistic enough when it comes to parenting. Spoiler-free, here are five parenting realities we gained from the Incredibles 2.
- Unplug once in a while—from your phone, your laptop, and all the distractions of technology. Dedicate your after-office hours bonding with your family.
- Split household duties with your spouse. Get the kids to help out, too! Give them something to do that will teach them how to manage responsibilities.
- Pursue your hobbies. Do you like driving outside the metro, going to galleries and museums, or diving? Schedule a weekend to do those. You can even involve your family! Let your kids experience what you love. It’s makes for a great family bonding, plus your kids will get to know you more.
- For more tactics on work-life balance, check out Treading the Delicate Work-Life Balance Beam by Pauline Fermin.
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Almira Manduriao does content marketing by profession, works with nonprofits and social enterprises to strengthen their cause, and advocates for the protection of women & children in the country. She travels to collect local paintings, eat whatever’s on the menu, and get lost in crowded train stations.