5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Trolls"

Families can talk about everything from what it means to be happy to the importance of thinking about consequences. By Betsy Bozdech

Trolls is a cute, colorful adventure with great music, a few scares/narrow escapes, strong themes of friendship and empathy, and lessons about inner happiness, never giving up, and being proud of who you are. Which means that this Common Sense Seal-honored animated comedy offers plenty for families to talk about. Try these topics/questions to get started:

  • Do you agree with Poppy that everyone deserves to be happy? What do the Bergens learn about finding happiness? What makes you happy?
  • Who does Poppy feel empathy for, and how can you tell? What does it mean to persevere? Why are empathy and perseverance important character strengths?
  • What does Bridget's storyline tell us about self-image? Why didn't she think the prince would like her as Bridget? How did becoming Lady Glitter Sparkles ultimately give her the confidence to believe in herself?
  • What do Branch and Poppy learn from each other? Why is it important to think about the consequences of your actions? Is that the only thing you should think about?
  • How do the songs contribute to the movie? Which one was your favorite, and why? Would you have liked the movie as much without all the music?

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About Betsy Bozdech

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Betsy's experiences working in online parenting and entertainment content were the perfect preparation for her role as Common Sense's executive editor of ratings and reviews. After earning bachelor's and master's... Read more

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