My kids have watched Encanto at least 20 times since it came out on Disney Plus. You may think they had to pull my arm to put it on, but I’m in love with the characters and the story as much as them!

As a counselor, it is inspiring how this movie brings to light the importance of unconditional love. Many children have roles that they fill in a family system. The pressure we put on ourselves let alone our family could be so detrimental.

How do we combat these unspoken expectations and fears? Love and humility are two words that pop into my mind. No one is perfect and the end of this astonishing movie slam dunks that message, with comfort in knowing we are all doing the best we can.

Please share your thoughts!

By compassionenriched

Hi! I am a Counselor, Art Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor by day. Mother mornings and nights. Advocate, writer, and compassionate thinker when possible.

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