“Finding Dory” was released and the kids went crazy to see it. The excitement spread all the way to the adults and when I watched it, I didn’t think I would love it as much as I did.

“Finding Dory” is a sequel to “Finding Nemo” and shows the story of Dory finding out who she is and the obstacles that get thrown her way. I enjoyed it despite missing huge sections of the movie but I still took away some important lessons.

1. There is always another way.

Dory shows us that there’s always another way to solve our problems. It may be difficult to figure out another solution to the problem but when we’re stuck, keep striving and show your children that they can accomplish any goal they set out to do.

2. If a child can do it, let them.

As parents, it’s difficult at times to let our children do things for themselves, especially when it could be dangerous. However, we learn from “Finding Dory” and “Finding Nemo” that if we allow our children to do it for themselves, there’s a good chance that they will learn something amazing from it.

3. The best things in life are unplanned.

Nothing about Dory’s life is planned … especially as she can’t remember a thing. Sometimes life is just better that way.

4. Family should always be accepting of their children and other family and friends.

Dory and Nemo aren’t your typical fish yet family is always there for them. No matter what our children are going through, support them, love them, and set a good example.

5. Trust your instinct.

Nemo shows us again in this movie that our instincts are right. Sometimes we just have to be trusting even when the situation suggests otherwise.

6. Have patience with your children.

Children can test our patience but it’s always worth it to show patience towards them.

7. Don’t let your weaknesses define who you are.

Weaknesses are a part of us but that doesn’t mean that it needs to define who we are. We can overcome and so can our children.

8. You are capable of more than you can imagine.

“Finding Dory” is full of examples of being capable of more than you can imagine. You can do anything you set your mind to and so can your children. Show them.

9. Always believe.

Believe in yourself. Believe in your children. Believe that anything is possible.

10. Teach and guide your children and believe that they’ll know what to do next.

If we spend the time to show them the way through parts of life, if we teach them, if we show our children that we believe in them, when the time comes, you will know that you’ve done the best you could do and they will hopefully do the best they can do with the situation.


  1. I LOVED the octopus and the walruses in the movie…I think most Disney movies are made just as much for adults as for children. LOVE them all.

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