- Which character did you relate to the most? Are you more like Walter or Lance?
[CAREGIVER NOTE: This question is primarily useful for bonding and starting a conversation about the movie with a low-risk topic. However, the child’s response may give some valuable information about how they view themselves. Lance is more of a classic ‘strong hero’ character, but is solitary and tends to prefer to work alone. Walter is weird/quirky and has lost his parents, however he values his friends and trying to make the world a better place.]
- Walter calls Lovey, his pigeon, his ‘emotional support animal’. What is their relationship like? How does Lovey help Walter?
[CAREGIVER NOTE: Walter has lost his mother and as far as we know his father is not…
About the Author: Jenn Ehlers
Jenn is a central Virginia native who received her BA in Psychology from the University of Virginia in 2012. Since then she has worked for a local mental health agency and the Department of Social Services in various capacities and has been involved in her community’s efforts to create a Trauma Informed Network. Currently Jenn works in vocational rehab and mentors youth in foster care. When she isn’t working, Jenn enjoys writing stories, anything and everything Harry Potter, and spending time with her niece and nephew.
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