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Mrs. Doubtfire - An Unforgetable Character

Updated on June 8, 2013

A Father's Challenge

Parents don't always agree on what type of lifestyle is best for their children.Their personality differences, different likes and dislikes, and overall views on life can place a big wedge between couples and how they want to raise their children.

And so the arguing, fighting, dissappointments, frustations, and discontent with one another begins. One parent decides it is time for the other parent to leave and have little if any time with the children.

This is what happened to "Dad," played by Robin Williams in the movie, Mrs. Doubtfire.

What About Us?


The conflicts between couples creates an environment that is troubling for the children of that household. Are the parents concerned about how their behavior affects their children. According to Dr. Phil, no child likes to see his or her parents argue about how to raise them.

The children in Mrs. Doubtfire were very unhappy about their father moving out and not being able to be with them after school.

Their dad was just as unhappy and chose to go the extra mile to be with his children.

Going the extra mile for your children may mean that you must let go of your pride for a moment and do what is best for the children. Here is a dad who went above and beyond himself because he needed to make sure that his children had the best. BRAVO MRS. DOUBTFIRE.

The Parenting Puzzle

Parenthood is full of surprises and in this hilarious movie you are exposed to parents who really love each other under all the anger about the choices made concerning their children and responsibility. They loudly disagreed about what was best for their children and how their children should be raised. What was important to one parent such as job security was not as high on the totem pole for the other parent who wanted his children to embrace life and enjoy doing it.

Who is right? Dr. Carl E. Pickhardt says that both parents are right because each has a significant peice of the parenting puzzle.

This is many times the case. The character, Mrs. Doubtfire, through many wild and crazy, yet wholesome and endearing, times with her employer and family learns that even though Daniel and Miranda, (Dad and Mom), do not agree, they each brought valuable pieces of the parenting puzzle to the table and to respect those opposing pieces. Mom, played by Sally Fields, Mrs. Doubtfire's employer learns the same lesson.

The movie first aired in 1993 and still re-runs today, because, I believe, it allows parents and children to experience what it feels like to be a part of this puzzle that is not put together. The challenge of putting the puzzle together is so funny and emotional until it will keep you laughing everytime you watch it.

Mrs. Doubtfire, the movie, is very eye-opening.


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    • sybol profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      You are welcome. I believe you will enjoy.

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      Michelle Dee 

      5 years ago from Charlotte, NC

      It's been a really long time since I saw this movie but I remember how endearing it was. Maybe it's time to watch it again. Thanks for sharing.

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      5 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      This is one of my favorite movies! So many lessons to learn from that movie even if it's a comedy. It shows also that the power of love has no limit!

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Truly a great movie. Robin Williams at his best. Great review.


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