This new Netflix original is a must-watch with your older kiddos.
Watching movies and TV with your tween is a great way to open the door to conversations that would otherwise be uncomfortable. The key is finding the right content to watch. Two shows I’ve enjoyed watching with my daughters (10 & 12) on Netflix are Girl Meets World and The Wonder Years.
Watching this with my twelve-year-old daughter has been an amazing experience. The show style is old-school sitcom. In other words, it covers heavy topics, but at a surface level with quite a few laughs mixed in.
To give you a parent-to-parent heads-up, here are some of the topics covered:
- Episode 1: Feminism
- Episode 2: Sexism
- Episode 3: Religion
- Episode 4: Divorce & Dating
- Episode 5: Illegal Immigrants
- Episode 6: Military PTSD
- Episode 7: Veteran Experiences with the VA
- Episode 8: Honesty
- Episode 9: Diversity Programs & Immigration
- Episode 10: Porn
- Episode 11: Sexuality
- Episode 12 & 13: Family Matters
Ok, as I write the topic list, even I am a little daunted by the topic intensity. I promise, the show is filled with humor and delicately covers each topic. The episodes are a spring board to open a conversation for you to share YOUR beliefs on these things with your kids.
Here’s a preview, if you haven’t heard about the show already…
I hope you’ll take the time to check it out. If you’ve already been watching it with your kiddos, I’d love to hear your opinion of the show in the comments!