Inspire Real Conversation they said, it’s easy they said. Actually it can be. There are some tough conversations in life that you just have to have with your kids. It can be pretty hard to broach these topics without coming off accusatory or just plain confusing. Sometimes, you need a little help to inspire real conversations about real topics.
That’s where Netflix comes in….
From tackling peer pressure to learning to achieve five whole minutes without a cell phone in hand, addressing tough topics with your kids head-on can be hard. Even with the littlest ones, it’s not always easy to explain why you can’t get them that cute puppy and why they need to be nice to their sister. But with Netflix, your kid’s favourite shows can open the door for these tricky, sometimes awkward (hello, parents of tweens and teens!) conversations.
Netflix is host to a variety of family-friendly shows that explore a range of real-life issues with equal measures of humour, angst and heart. No matter your situation, chances are there’s a show and episode that can kickstart a dialogue around the topic just by watching it together.
Inspire Real Conversations
For the little kids:
Watch Ep. S1E1: Babee’s RoomBuzzabee and Rubee compete over who Babee (their new sibling) gets to room with. Mom and dad must explain to Buzzabee and Rubee that Babee needs to grow up before she can share a room.
Watch Ep. S1E1: Puppies & Guppies/Sorry We’re Closed TodayLarry and Laura Carrot want to adopt puppies, but quickly learn it takes responsibility in order to watch over and care for a pet of their own.
Watch Ep. S1E6: Stormy Weather/ Baba’s Adventure/ Rock MusicMama tells Oona and Baba to stay close with a storm approaching. After ignoring her advice, Oona and Baba get stuck in a seagull nest during the heavy thunderstorms.
For the big kids:
Watch Ep. S1E13: StarAfter Dulcinea feels like no one in the group needs her help, she tries to use a newly-discovered wishing star to show her worth — but fails — showing her that her presence alone has lit up her friends’ lives all along.
Watch Ep. S1E3: Smart is the New CoolAfter McKeyla insists she works better alone, she learns that four is better than one when her friends jump in to help her rescue the Prince from a botched space mission.
Watch Ep. S1E6: The Legend of El Explosivo After getting grounded for sneaking off to Bobby Popko’s house, Jackson realizes he needs to stand up for what he knows is right and not give in to please his friend.
Watch Ep. S1E1&2: Pilot & ConsequentlyBrandon finds himself in a dangerous situation when trying to help Callie (his new foster sister) find her brother — learning that his actions can result in unexpected consequences.
Watch Ep. S1E4: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! Kimmy quickly realizes that she can’t fix her problems by simply “Buhbreezing” them away — real change comes from the inside.
Watch Ep. S1E16: HomeAfter Sue demands that Mercedes lose weight, Quinn steps in to change her mindset and together they set the stage for beauty at William McKinley High, teaching the importance of empowerment and inclusion.
What Shows Inspire Real Conversation in Your House?
Ninjamomers is part of the Stream team with Netflix, all opinions are of her own and not influenced anyway.