|The first panel I attended was a discussion of "Godzilla as a Parenting Tool". This was led by Randall Osborne, who used his son Joseph (shown, at the right, with a friend) as an example. Randall explained how he used Godzilla movies and toys to help Joseph with counting, reading, organizing and writing. In addition to these basic skills, he showed how the movies and toys could be used to teach important lessons in life, such as: handling bullies, learning to ask for help, delaying gratification. (Yes, you guessed right, Randall teaches Psychology). It was a lighthearted start to a great weekend.|
Some of Joseph's drawings are shown below. If anyone got a picture of Joseph in his Godzilla costume, I would love to get a copy!