One of the things that has always fascinated me about my oldest son is the way that he tends to find the kids in his class most in need of friendship and immediately form a bond with them. Zackary is very outgoing, so he’s never had much trouble making friends. But his very best friends are always the kids that aren’t as socially adept. From a child held back a year because of delayed speech development to a young boy in foster care that only attended Zackary’s school for half a year, watching my outgoing boy draw his peers out of their shells both impresses and intrigues me.
It’s just one example of a fact I’ve found to be true many times in life…opposites attract. And, more than that, opposites often compliment one another, especially among friends. The differences between us let us both learn from and be inspired by our peers so that all can grow as individuals. And that’s a lesson that the brand new Netflix original children’s series, DinoTrux, wants to illustrate to children. [Read more…]