Millennial editor Robert Christian writes:
As parents, my wife and I look for role models that reinforce the lessons that we teach our kids and display behavior that corresponds with an approach to life that aligns with our understanding of morality, human flourishing and a life of joy.
Role models show that strength and compassion are not opposites. They prove that women can pursue and achieve excellence, while still valuing relationships and other people. They teach kids that real courage is not bravado or a lust for recklessness, but perseverance and determination in the face of serious obstacles to achieving what is right and just.
Here are seven fictional role models that can inspire kids of all ages.
In the DC universe’s most acclaimed film, Wonder Woman declares, “I’m willing to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves.”…
Moana breaks the “curse of the good girl” by breaking from conventions out of love for her people. She loves and respects her parents, but her sense of mission or call leads her to heroically undertake an adventure to save the world….
In the Hunger Games series, Katniss Everdeen is willing to risk her own life to save her sister in a selfless act of love….