Media today confirms that the time has come to better address the emotional needs of kids struggling with physical illness: take the character Elsa in Disney’s ubiquitous animation, the movie Frozen if ever there was a poster child for letting go of your feelings when you have a condition which makes you different, it is Elsa! Once she expressed her feelings, stopped living in fear and hiding, and accepted herself for who she truly was (someone who froze everything she touched) she felt exhilarated, empowered, and sang “Let it Go!” at the top of her lungs.
What a great role model for any child with a handicapping condition! We love the movie frozen, Indeed, the creator and executive producer John Lassiter, said that for him, Elsa represented the very challenges his own son, Sam, faced when diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age 10. See our featured movies from last month here.