Life Lessons from Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo was a big part of my kids childhood.  Scooby and the gang accompanied us on many a long road trip, making the mile much more palatable!  You remember Scooby and the gang.  They always stumble into a mystery regardless of where they are.  There’s always a monster.  Shaggy and Scooby are always super scared.  Fred always says, “Let’s split up.”  And, Velma always solves the mystery.  Good times!

I find it amusing how many times over the years one of us has referred back to a Scooby Doo episode or qualified something as true – because we learned it on Scooby Doo!  It’s become a family joke 🙂 if it’s on Scooby, it’s got to be true!

Life Lessons from Scooby Doo

Personally, I always enjoyed my kids watching Scooby.  And, in thinking back on it, I think there are several lessons we can learn from Scooby and the gang!

Monsters are all over

Unmasking monsters is the name of the game, and usually the monsters aren’t what they seem.  Every episode the gang stumbles upon a mystery, which always includes a monster, and by the end of the episode they have unmasked the monster and have realized, yet again, that it isn’t real!

Bribery is a part of life

I’m not going political on this one, but bribery works!  Scooby snacks anyone?!  As a parent, I’ve certainly used bribery to garner good behavior, a clean bedroom, etc. from my kids!  Maybe we should call it a positive behavior reward or something 😉

Everyone tackles a problem differently

We see it every episode – “Let’s split up, gang!”  Velma is always logical and always seems to know exactly what she’s looking for; Shaggy and Scooby usually head for the kitchen and somehow stumble upon the monster; and, Fred and Daphne have their own way of finding clues.  In the end, everyone tends to work differently, but it all is good!  And, with all the things they’ve each learned their own way – they’re able to figure out the mystery!

Having a loyal group of friends is priceless

We’ve seen this gang of friends, Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and Scooby, go through thick and thin together!  They might seem like unlikely friends, but they are loyal to the end!

Bravery is doing something even when you’re shaking in your shoes

Every episode we see Shaggy and Scooby especially run straight into danger when they would much rather be hanging out in the kitchen.  They know that their job of luring the monster into Fred’s trap is critical.  But, even though they are big chickens, they go for it anyway!

Scooby Doo

Hanging with Shaggy and Scooby at Universal

A crazy plan might just work

Have you seen some of Fred’s traps?!  Holy moly!  But the crazy thing is – they work!?!  Pretty much anything you can come up with will make much more sense than any of Fred’s plans – so why not try it!

In the end, Scooby’s fun to watch.  You’re kids or grandkids will probably love it and may or may not ever see it as learning lessons.  But, it’s all good

 

Here’s a few other posts you might enjoy!

Scooby Doo and the Gang go to Hogwarts

Why I Love Harry Potter

 

Wishing you Happy Reading & Great Adventures!

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