The Tough Conversations
Are your kids starting to watch more grown up shows? In our house I was shocked when my 8 year old actually paid attention to what I was watching, and started asking questions and looking for explanations. Its fun to have natural learning moments with my kids, but I also want to keep it age appropriate. Not only do we teach our kids right from wrong, we also have to teach them about cultural issues, politics, human rights, and relationships. Sometimes a show can casually bring topics into the conversation in the house.
A Family We Relate To
One show I like to watch and is safe for young ears in the room is One Day At A Time. Its about a single mother raising two kids, living in an apartment with them and her mother. I love that it depicts a realistic middle class family and their struggles. They can afford food on the table, but can’t afford vacations – which leads to a realistic reaction when the teenage boy orders new school shoes – 8 pairs!
To talk about Sexism: Mansplaining
Family Economics: Are We Poor?
Religion -Skipping Church
Did you watch the original show? I would love to know what you are watching on Netflix these days.
I am part of the Netflix Stream Team which gives me fun perks but all the opinions shared are my own.