Super- powered individuals who rise to the impossible challenges are models for life: people who rise above their personal baggage and insecurities to face great challenges and do great things.
The fascination with superheros can benefit a child in boosting their self confidence and making them feel POWERFUL! Superheros can be seen as a role model for children as they may help shape moral code with promoting healthy values and good qualities which are crucial for a development of a child. They help create a great foundation for kids to identify with them, reflect the best traits of their idols and trace their steps. This builds personality traits, develop certain skills and talents and aid them in their overall development. Children seek for someone to look up to, someone who they can admire and observe as a role model (besides their parents/ grandparents of course).
What can they learn from superheros?
With the constant good vs evil battle, good usually tends to be on top which is the key concept that may help influence children in decision making. Children become empowered by learning things like comparison and helping others in need, as well as grasping the difference between right and wrong. Having superheros presented as people who lead normal lives as well as their superpowers, shows children that heroes are people just like them and that they too can make a change in the world.
If your child idealises a superhero who you think is a great role model with positive ethics, encourage as much of it as you can! Gifting your child with toys, books, movies or superhero themed birthday parties will show that you’re not only the BEST PARENT/S EVER but you are also approving this giving them a great sense of happiness and certainty.