Children’s programming for all

I wonder why most adults only speak in kind, gentle tones when they’re addressing young audiences. You see actors and actresses as guests on a children’s show, and they’re smiling and friendly and gentle with all of the children. Find them in their regular roles, though, and those same people may be sharp and sarcastic. Why is “adult” programming so different from “children’s” programming?

At what age should we stop being soft and gentle with children? When does your neighbor or colleague grow too old for you to be positive and encouraging with them? I think I sometimes mistake “they can take it” for “they should have it.” All children need love and gentle encouragement, and I think that just might be something we never grow out of.

I was blind

I was at the Provo temple and a man came in with a blind son clinging to his shoulder. They both looked content and it was a sweet thing to see—but that’s just it. Immediately I asked myself, “Steve, what would you pay of everything you currently possess to be able to see the light of day again? Are there any physical possessions you wouldn’t give up to see color or rainclouds or good people?” I realized then that I am walking around with all the riches of the world right here in my head.

Gravity

Lily and I got to see Gravity in IMAX 3D and I’ll just go ahead and say that it was the most I’ve enjoyed a movie in years! I was so impressed by the technical skills of the filmmakers, but the film wasn’t just a special effects extravaganza either! I suppose some of the appeal has to do with my fascination with space, and I’m sure the unique IMAX environment contributed, but I really enjoyed it. As always, I recommend checking Kids-In-Mind before you follow any recommendations on our site—let’s just say I loved this movie, but you may not. There now, that covers my bases, right?