Superhero cartoon characters, for example, often make boys fantasize and want to be their super hero idols. In addition, women with graceful and gentle natures choose cartoons that tell about the land of dogeng or beautiful girls depicted in cartoons or animation.
The emergence of cartoon films for children, of course, requires guidance from parents when your child watches these cartoons. The cartoon character cannot be completely imitated by your child even though there are many valuable lessons that children get.
Linnea Johansson is a mother from OSlo who tries to approach her son’s behavior through cartoons. His 3 year old son Caspian often has a habit of holding back tears so it is surprising that his son doesn’t want to cry because his superhero idol doesn’t cry.
Linnea said that her son, who was very sensitive and emotional, adjusted himself to his idol cartoon character, even the superhero he idolized made Caspian tend to be humanistic.
This background finally made this cartoonist mother create a superhero-sensitive side through coloring books. In his picture book, the other side of the superhero like Batman also makes cakes with his son and also the Superman who cries when he drops the ice cream.
Most of the super hero models play hard and aggressive roles, but it seems as if boys can only show neutral or angry emotions, while in the picture books they make, they are given the title Super-SoftHeroes which can give an idea that men can also cry.
In fact, Linnea deliberately created an e-book that can be downloaded free of charge so that through her work the children will know that behind a strong and loving person can provide a side of love, humanity and warmth.
Now, Caspian is able to express his expression by coloring the pictures and also no longer holding back tears. Because Caspian knows that super heroes will have no problem when they cry.
Linnea complements her work which helps to show other expressions through some Disney cartoons such as Cinderella or sleeping princess who is kissed by the prince. In this way, Linnea’s work invites children to be able to believe in themselves and express the emotions they feel.
Besides children who can take lessons from cartoons. Parents can also take lessons through cartoons. One of the cartoon shows entitled The Chokeables is useful for parents in providing first aid to their choking child.
This cartoon is a 40-second ad where the cartoon maker, St John Ambulance Service, provides knowledge, especially to new parents who are confused when they have to give first aid to their choking child.
This cartoon character depicts a princess, a jelly baby and also items that children often swallow, such as marble, pen caps or small toys. This is where parents can provide examples of techniques for lying on their backs when choking.