How @Netflix Can Help with Those Difficult Parent/Child Conversations. #StreamTeam

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Netflix as a part of my participation on the Netflix Stream Team. All opinions are always my own.

With practically everyone owning a smartphone and pretty much having an account to every social media channel known to man, there are always a ton of issues that will arise one way or another with our kids — whether we’d like to admit it or not.

That’s just life.  It is what it is.

I’m glad that Netflix has stepped in and is now hosting a variety of family-friendly shows that explore a range of real-life issues with equal measures of humor, 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.

Netflix can surely help open the doors for these tricky, sometimes awkward (hello parents of tweens and teens!), conversations.  And trust me – its happened to me with Fuller House and the way some of the females were dressed! I had to assure her that she doesn’t need to show most of her body to feel pretty in any kind of way.  And that was just ONE subject that came about.

I love how Netflix has shared some of the shows that will start up conversations all parents should have with their children – no matter the subject.

Let’s Talk About…

For the little kids:

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Sibling Rivalry
Watch Ep. S1E1: Babee’s Room

Buzzbee and Rubee compete over who Babee (their new sibling) gets to room with. Mom and Dad must explain to Buzzbee and Rubee that Babee needs to grow up before she can share a room.

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Watch Ep. S1E1: Puppies & Guppies/ Sorry We’re Closed Today

Larry 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.

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Following the Rules
Watch Ep. S1E6: Stormy Weather/ Baba’s Adventure/ Rock Music

Mama 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:

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Watch Ep. 113: Star

After 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 presence alone has lit up her friends’ lives all along.

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Watch Ep. 103: Smart is the New Cool

After 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.

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Peer Pressure
Watch Ep. 106: 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 friends.

For the teens:

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Social Media FOMO
Watch Ep. 102: Girl Meets Boy

Cory challenges his class to unplug from their phones for a week. When Riley and her crush Lucas sit down to talk face-to-face, personal stories bring them closer.

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Self Improvement
Watch Ep. 104: 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.

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Body Image
Watch Ep. 101: #BootyCall

According to the kids of Degrassi Community School, butts are the new boobs. But Shay’s realization that “brains are the new butts” can speak to a number of body image insecurities.

New on Netflix for Kids, Tweens, Teens and Families:

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All Hail King Julien: Season 3 (5/13)

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Animaniacs – Now on Netflix

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III – Now on Netflix

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Mako Mermaids: An H2O Adventure: Season 4 (5/21)

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FernGully 2: The Magical Rescue – Now on Netflix


  1. What a great idea, this is a great way to open up the dialogue. Especially when my 9 year old is barely listening to anything I say. The next ten years are going to be a doozy!!

  2. Juan Ciccone says:

    Very interesting article! I will be passing this along to my friends with kids! Thanks for sharing!

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