Importance of Superheroes in Your Child’s Life

By Neha Somani|3 - 4 mins| April 07, 2020

Superheroes have a lion’s share when it comes to a child’s formative years contributing to their development and increasing their imagination. Read to know the Importance of Superheroes in Your Child’s Life and the positive effects of superheroes on kids.

Every child has a favorite superhero whom they adore and admire. Their superheroes are their accomplices, their partners in crime, their aide and best friend. Young children believe that their superheroes are demi-Gods who have supernatural abilities and unsurmountable power and that their heroes will save the world from the bad and the evil. To children, these superheroes, offer hope for the future.

What is considered as a natural part of childhood factually holds more evidence and goes beyond mere or innocent admiration. In fact, A few studies have shown that superheroes have a significant role in children’s lives and have a positive influence on their development process. Children of impressionable age always seek someone they can look up to, admire and imitate. Superheroes can turn out to be great role models and kids can pick a lot of valuable lessons from their larger than life friends.

In a lot of superhero stories, the protagonists are everyday men and women in real life. They lead ordinary and often mundane lives. They have a job and friends too. Clark Kent (Superman) is a journalist. But he has a secret–his superpower which they only use to do good.

Superheroes Impact on our children: Positive Effects of Superheroes

Superheroes create a great foundation and a learning ground for children tend to identify with them, inculcate their good qualities follow their steps. Superheroes wonderfully represent both reality and fantasy. Here are a few lessons we can teach our kids with the help of superheroes.

  1. The key concept behind the superhero franchise is the fight between good and evil and that good eventually wins over the evil.
  2. The superheroes children read about in comics and watch on TV help them lead them by example, promote healthy habits, good values, and positive qualities, which are crucial for the development of a child.
  3. Superheroes create a great foundation and a learning ground for children tend to identify with them, inculcate their good qualities follow their step.
  4. Parents can make great use personality traits, help their kids develop life skills as well as people skills like team spirit, working together in harmony with others, compassion, being kind to everyone and helping others in need; and most importantly put people first which invariably is a great leadership trait.
  5. They also learn how to make healthier lifestyle choices, eating nutritious foods, engaging in sports and exercises that they can as good as their idols.
  6. While relating to their heroes, children learn to be more empowered both in terms of choices they make for themselves and the effect it has on those important to them. This is an important quality to imbibe as it goes a long way. These kinds of ideas can help children get acquainted more with their idols.
  7. Children also learn to overcome their fears and demons and use their strong qualities to move past hurdles. Mental resilience will go a long way.
  8. Identifying with a superhero instills confidence and it allows them to overcome the obstacles of everyday life. Also, most superheroes are hidden and no one really knows who they are or who is behind the mask. But they are do-gooders not fishing for praise and appreciation. Children too learn to do good because that is the best way to live.

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Neha Somani

Last Updated: Tue Apr 07 2020

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