Here are some sketches from watching the trailer of Mary Poppins returns along with two youtube links-
Julie Walters plays Ellen
Mary Poppins provides some specific parenting advice- that a smooth house is based on order, that mavericks need a system which can be broken with some care- Mary Poppins is essentially two people- the disciplinarian and the mischievous fairy- when there is a clash she simply refuses to explain or denies that anything odd has ever happened. “Or I’ll call a policeman”. It is harder to pull off as an average mortal, but all children need both the boundaries and the experience of breaking those boundaries. I think it also helps if children have a wider circle of trustworthy adults they can consult, especially when things go wrong. The family sadly does not have all the answers all the time.
There is a similar wealth of good advice in Mrs Doubtfire.
I love the “Step in Time” tribute in the trailers and also the 2d animation sequence.
here is a picture of Mary Poppins’ arrival: