Lessons With My Little Pony Cutie Mark Quests

My Little Pony

This past week has been full of new experiences. On Sunday, I decided to let go of the reigns with my kids and I instead opted to trust them. I let them go out and meet the neighbourhood kids and they in turn both made some great friends. My kids both went out and had a great time and although I was scared at first I quickly saw my heart grow as I watched their new friendships start. Over water gun fights and bike rides something wonderful was happening, my kids were being themselves and accepting others as well.

My son has always struggled to make friends in particular because he is so big for his age. But he found 2 just a few houses down from us that are polite and sweet. They understand my fears of losing my kid and have brought out a polite side of my son that I have honestly no been seeing lately. I am hopeful that this summer I will see my son’s anger and boredom dissipate and be replaced with the the adventurous little man I know to be inside.

My Little Pony

My Little Pony Cutie Mark Quests

That is why I am so happy that they have been watching the My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Cutie Mark Quests DVD in particular. Between learning that friendship is not always easy but totally worth fighting for and seeing that there is nothing that can’t be overcome if everyone works together I can see that a good foundation has been built. I know when I pop in this DVD my kids are going to watch a good show. There is no questionable content and each episode is woven around a lesson that I want my children to learn. What I like is that they are learning and thinking without even noticing that it is happening and it opens up a new dialogue for us.

This DVD gives you almost 2 hours of great entertainment woven into 5 episodes that follow the residents of Equestria on quests to find and keep their cutie marks. Cutie marks are like “beauty marks” and only appear in time. A pony must be true to itself and stick to what it knows to make their cutie mark appear and I try to tell both of my kids that it is always best to be a first rate version on themselves rather than be a second rate version of someone else. Individuality and accepting others uniqueness is always something I try to stress and I am glad that we have these quests to help us along.

This new DVD is being released on June 30th and includes five episodes from the newest season:

The Show Stoppers
The Return Of Harmony Part 1
The Return Of Harmony Part 2
The Cutie Map Part 1
The Cutie Map Part 2

You can also enjoy the sweet sounds of your kids doing the sing-along for hours on end 🙂

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Giveaway

One of my lucky Canadian (NO QUE) will win a My Little Pony-Cutie Mark Quests DVD of their own thanks to Shout Factory. Ends 7/2

 


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26 Comments

  1. angela m
    June 25, 2015 / 10:16 am

    My tip would be give them a watch and tell them to be home or check in at certain times.

  2. melissa marie
    June 25, 2015 / 11:16 am

    My daughter is only 5 so she does not go out on her own yet. It is still hard for me when she goes out in our fenced in backyard. I watch her from the kitchen window like a hawk!

  3. naiddia p
    June 25, 2015 / 11:18 am

    Let them know what time they need to be home by, and make sure they have a watch.

  4. Marla
    June 25, 2015 / 12:18 pm

    Just give them a time limit and watch them

  5. Andrea
    June 25, 2015 / 1:11 pm

    Make sure they stay close to home and set a time limit. I do recommend watching them play outside.

  6. Gina bergman
    June 26, 2015 / 2:53 am

    Love this contest

  7. melissa fowers
    June 26, 2015 / 10:31 am

    give them a time limit and be aware who they are with

  8. Stephanie Poole
    June 26, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    We have a rule that if the location changes, my daughter needs to come back to tell me where the next place will be.

  9. Edith Rennes
    June 26, 2015 / 6:06 pm

    Just be aware of where they are and who they are with at all times

  10. Judy Cowan
    June 27, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    Give them boundaries and slowly expand them as you feel comfortable.

  11. Kelley Moore
    June 27, 2015 / 10:22 pm

    don’t talk to strangers and if someone who they don’t know tries to talk to them or get them to go with the person to go to the nearest house of someone we know and tell them.

  12. June 27, 2015 / 10:43 pm

    This is such a big worry for me and I try to drill it in their heads daily. Thanks for the tip

  13. June 27, 2015 / 10:44 pm

    So hard to let them go 🙂 They go around the block and that is all I can do right now. I am not ready yet 🙂

  14. June 27, 2015 / 10:47 pm

    Right? A few weeks ago my daughter left the house without telling anyone to go to a neighbours house who we had never met. Grounded for a week 🙁

  15. June 27, 2015 / 10:48 pm

    This is a GREAT TIP!!! So far they have been doing it but I have not thought to tell them that they have to.

  16. aarone mawdsley
    June 28, 2015 / 7:58 pm

    just make sure they have a code word

  17. heidi c.
    June 28, 2015 / 10:09 pm

    I warn my kids on a consistent basis that they need to avoid strangers. But I am still always so concerned that they would forget in the moment. As such, I find it hard to let them off on their own at all.

  18. maria
    June 29, 2015 / 11:46 pm

    It’s different from when i was a kid. Personally i wouldn’t let them out on their own till they are 13.

  19. Lisa Neutel
    July 1, 2015 / 9:23 am

    have the talk that teaches them safety while on the street or away from home, also make a curfew

  20. Steph Bkn
    July 1, 2015 / 12:49 pm

    Have a boundary line to its easy to check on them, an area they stay in

  21. Tanis
    July 1, 2015 / 4:40 pm

    Just talk to them about strangers and to not stray far from home!

  22. July 1, 2015 / 6:07 pm

    I have no advice. Just taking notes for when the time comes.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  23. Judy Hunting
    July 1, 2015 / 9:55 pm

    I grew up in a very small town and we were always out on our own. I miss those days

  24. marie s
    July 1, 2015 / 10:10 pm

    great article.. I would say check in every so often, has to be around the neighbourhood close to the house or a friends.

  25. kathy downey
    July 2, 2015 / 2:59 pm

    I live in a small neighbourhood and I keep an eye to them.They need to know the rules you have set.

  26. July 3, 2015 / 10:59 pm

    This is a good one! I tell them to stay on the street and most of the time they are at the neighbours houses playing in the basement

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