Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.
Daddy and I went on a date. We put the release date on the calendar months in advance and counted down the days.
Finally the day came and daddy and I went to see BRAVE. We were not disappointed.
Surely Merida was a princess, but not typical princess.
Personality traits of Princess Merida that might be worth developing.
Headstrong – stubborn is great when you succeed, but looks like selfishness when you do not.
Free-spirited – not to be forced into a mold but rather to be herself
Tomboyish – but still a princess. Tough to balance.
Willful – has some ambitions and chases them as well!
Impetuous – act then think rather than think, over think and maybe never act
Skilled – lots of practice doing something she loved till she became an expert at it.
Outgoing – not as easy as you think to be willing to put yourself ‘out there’ all the time
Forceful – when you have the power, you can use it
Softness of heart – strong yet tender. A great balance
Brave – because she was in the movie or did they name the movie after her.
Adventurous – even into bear caves
Tough – little girls can be tough also!
Quick thinking – when you are on the edge you need this quality to keep from falling off
Daring – challenge and succeed and you are praised, fail and you are ridiculed. Better tot try.
Bold – looks like fool-heartiness until you pull off your attempt
Quote: Some say that fate is something beyond our command. That destiny is not our own. But I know better. Our fate lives within us. You just have to be brave enough to see it.
Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.