There are a few distinct qualities every die-hard, Harry Potter fan has. For example, they may not be able to remember a particular date that's significant in their real lives, but they definitely remember the spell for shooting water from a wand. Every Harry Potter fan knows which house the sorting hat would send them to and, yes, they've re-read the Harry Potter books at least five times. Lastly, every Harry Potter fan has a specific set of hopes for their children.
Of course, most (hopefully all) parents wish only the best for their children. We all want to see our kids grow into happy, healthy human beings who value others, as well as themselves. Parents want to teach their children important lessons, so they one day don't need a mother or father around to know how (and why) to do the right thing. But Harry Potter fans know that many of those lessons can be found in the pages of J.K. Rowling's world-famous novels, and that there are some things only literature can give a kid (or an adult, for that matter).
Harry Potter fans know that every book can give the reader something special. These are things that kids can apply to a world that doesn't have witches or wizards, but does have problems that look a lot like the problems Harry Potter and his friends face. With that in mind, here are 10 things all Harry Potter fans hope for their kids, because we don't have to be the only source of knowledge for our children. There are so many other places — like the pages of a book — where kids can learn about themselves, understand others and grow into the best muggle they could possibly be.