I grew up in the 80s and so learned a lot from watching 80’s cartoons. In fact I think almost everything I learned can be summed up in 80’s cartoons.
I usually watched the good cartoons like He Man, Thundercats, GI Joe, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, and other shows like those. I did occasionally watch the other cartoons because it was too rainy or I was sick or for some other reason I couldn’t go play but could watch cartoons. On those occasions I would watch whatever came on including Care Bears, which is where today’s lesson comes from.
Sharing is a very important lesson for kids to learn. Of course sharing isn’t always caring. I am sick right now because my kids always share that kind of stuff. Very rude of them if you ask me. Some things you just keep to yourself.
Most of the time, though, sharing is caring. Yesterday was Easter and my kids hunted eggs in the yard. My oldest seems to get the concept of sharing but my oldest boy, not so much. He stole and egg right out of his younger sister’s hand because he wanted it then pitched a big ol’ fit when we made him give it back. This isn’t a one time event, but he is learning. My oldest didn’t always like to share but she is getting better. It seems like most cartoons in the 80s promoted good values, but very few now-a-days do. Even the ones that do promote good values seem to miss some very important things.
Anyways, if you aren’t familiar with the Care Bears then watch the video.
I always preferred more action oriented shows, but when it comes to sharing few cartoons did a better job.