Despite what you say about Baloo being laid back, he actually taught Mowgli how to fend for himself to get his food. This happened during the Bare Necessities song. At first Mowgli had trouble, but, with a little help from Baloo, he caught on and could very soon do it all by himself. True, Bagherra and Baloo had different styles, and both taught Mowgli differently, but kids will learn when they get to school (particularly if they change schools in the middle of the school year) that each teacher has a different style. This movie will prepare them for that, particularly if there's a discussion by the parent. When Bagherra and Baloo team up to protect Mowgli, it represents what happens in real life when 2 or more people with different teaching or management styles come together. The only thing that might be a problem for some chlidren who've ever lived in extreme poverty is Mowgli's extreme thinness, which could indeed traumatize some such children here and there, while other children in such a situation might think that they too could become extremely thin. Other than that, I see no problems with this movie. Don't miss this last movie by Walt himself.