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December 7, 2015

Psychologist approved: holiday movie gift idea


The Child and Family Development team of 7 psychologists has some ideas for holiday gifts that are fun and functional!   

The popular movie Inside Out is a top pick.  The premise exposes children to feelings in a developmentally appropriate way. The plot is about Riley, a happy, hockey-loving 11-year-old Midwestern girl, whose world turns upside-down when she and her parents move to San Francisco. Riley’s emotions, led by JOY, try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event. However, the stress of the move brings SADNESS to the forefront. When JOY and SADNESS are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley’s mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are ANGER, FEAR and DISGUST.

Our team enjoy this presentation, as well as the relatively accurate way that memory processes are depicted.

This movie and related games/books would be a good avenue for parents to discuss feeling identification with their children.

Click here to read a review from a child psychiatrist.  

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