Hiccup was great at inventing things, being compassionate towards all living things, and had a soft and gentle yet strong spirit that slowly blossomed throughout the two movies. When Stoick finally accepted Hiccup for what he could do and who he could be, there was no stopping the possibilities. Dragons lived among the vikings instead of fighting against them. Hiccup’s friends believed in him instead of thinking he was crazy. Hiccup created inventions that were used throughout the village instead of being stowed away in secret places. Encourage your kids to pursue the talents and passions that live inside them and cheer them on the whole way.
On more than one occasion Hiccup’s Dad showed up to his room to talk with him about the things he had done. There are times when we see our kids going down a path that we know is not good and as parents we come along and gently guide them back to the direction they should be walking.
The love of parents to a son, the love that true friendship brings, the love of a soul mate, and the bond of love created when accomplishing things much greater than ourselves were strongly played out in these two movies. Through the good and bad times, love never fails and it never gives up.
Check out the official website for games, movie clips, and details on the characters: https://www.howtotrainyourdragon.com/. There’s definitely more to come as the release of How To Train Your Dragon 3 is anticipated in 2016!