The Art of Netflix Persuasion and How to Come Together on What to Stream

My husband and I see eye-to-eye on many different things, but sometimes what I want to binge watch becomes a matter of contention. You see, sometimes I just want to watch something light and funny, while he wants to watch something intense. Between my husband and the kids it can seem like I rarely have possession of the remote let alone a say in what we are streaming and when I see something I want to watch, I want to binge it all day long.

The power of persuasion is a wonderful thing. My son worked on persuasive writing in school last year and he did very well at trying to persuade me to buy him a fancy new gaming system. (Didn’t happen but it was a good solid effort.) 

So, in an effort to persuade my family to stream something I wanted to watch with me, I did the following:

  1. Popped some popcorn 
  2. Hide the remote
  3. Put out some snacks
  4. Miraculously found the remote
  5. Turned on Netflix 
  6. Put what I wanted on 
  7. Celebrated because they were too busy eating to notice

IT WORKED! You know what else? They actually ended up liking the show I put on and didn’t even think to complain. They are easily persuaded by snacks and the smell of freshly popped buttery popcorn. 

How You Can Work the Power of Persuasion 

Certain genres are like brussels sprouts: people think they hate them, but once you cover them in bacon, they can’t get enough. Have you ever wanted to watch a show with your kids, significant other or parents, but weren’t sure it would be their cup of tea? No problem! Just follow our prompts and we’ll give you the ultimate show description guaranteed to end in quality family time.


You don’t have to know how to whip up a 5-star meal to watch someone else do it. Follow the recipe above to get the rest of the family onboard for a truly Michelin worthy experience and find some exciting new dinner ideas along the way! 

New On Netflix

What does it mean to really be normal? Atypical is bringing a new kind of family to the screen in the latest original series now streaming on Netflix. Atypical is a coming of age story that follows Sam, an 18-year-old on the autism spectrum and his journey for love and independence.

Look for some familiar faces this month with brand new adventures from Voltron: Legendary DefenderDinotrux and Dreamworks Dragons: Race to the Edge, and once the little ones are asleep, parents can watch Daredevil,Jessica JonesLuke Cage and Iron Fist unite in Marvel’s The Defenders!

Season 1
August 11

Marvel’s The Defenders
Season 1
August 18


Voltron: Legendary Defender 
Season 3
August 4

Season 5
August 18

Dreamworks Dragons: Race to the Edge
Season 5
August 25

What shows do you want to persuade your family to stream with you?

*Ninjamommers is part of the Netflix StreamTeam and receives special perks in order to facilitate these posts. ALL opinions are of Ninjamommers’ own and not influenced in any way. 

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