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If you have kids, then you know that having the serious discussions is not always easy. Kids think that parents do not understand. Below are several shows on Netflix that will help you start the conversation with your tweens and teens.

Netflix shows to open converstations with your teens and tweens #StreamTeam

Bigger Kids or Tweens Discussions

Puss in Boots Episode: Star

Puss in Boots Episode Star to start self-love discussion #StreamTeam

Self-Love Discussion

Dulcinia feels like no one needs her so she tries to use the secret wishing start to show her worth. She learns that “just being me” alone has made her friends’ lives better all along.

Questions for Discussion:

  • What does it mean to feel small?
  • Have you ever felt not needed?
  • Who can you turn to if you feel that way in the future?
  • How does it make you feel to help other people?
  • Do you need others to make you feel loved?

Project Mc2 Episode: Smart is the New Cool

Project Mc2 on Netflix Episode #103, Smart is the New Cool to discuss Teamwork with tweens #StreamTeam

Teamwork Discussion

McKeyla says she works better alone, but learns that sometimes four is better than one. Having friends to help is good. McKeyla needs to her friends to help her rescue the Prince from a botched space mission.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Do you like to work alone or with your friends?
  • What does it mean to be a good team member?
  • Are there times when it’s better to work alone and times when it’s better to work as a team?

Fuller House Episode: The Legend of El Explosivo

Fuller House on Netflix, Episode #106, The Legend of El Explosivo to discuss Peer Pressure with tweens #StreamTeam

Peer Pressure Discussion

Jackson is grounded when he sneaks off to his friend Bobby’s house. He then realizes that he needs to do what is right and not what his friends want him to do.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Is it ok to do what is wrong if your friends tell you it’s ok?
  • Should you listen to your friends or your parents?
  • What is peer pressure?

Teen Discussions

Girl Meets World Episode: Girl Meets Boy

Girl Meets World on Netflix, Episode #102, Girl Meets Boy to open discussion about Social Media FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) with Teens, #StreamTeam

Social Media FOMO Discussion

FOMO = Fear Of Missing Out

Cory challenges the class to unplug their phones for one week (which means no social media.) Riley and Lucas learn that talking face-to-face and sharing personal stories can bring them closer.

Questions for Discussion: 

  • Do you feel like you will miss something if you do not check social media for a few hours? or a few days?
  • Do you prefer to talk to your friends by texting or talking face-to-face?
  • Can you have true friendships online?
  • Did the cellphone destroy true communication?

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Episode: Kimmy Goes to the Doctor!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt on Netflix Episode #104, Kimmy Goes to the Doctor! to open discussion with teens about Self Improvement, #StreamTeam

Self Improvement Discussion

Kimmy learns that she can’t fix her problems by “Buhbreezing” them away. The change needs to come from inside.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Is it ok to make your selfies look better than you really look?
  • When we aren’t feeling good about ourselves, should we look to surgery to change?
  • Does joy come from the outside in or the inside out?
  • What can you do to make changes from the inside?

Degrassi Next Class Episode: #BootyCall

Degrassi Next Class on Netflix Episode #101: #BootyCall to open discussion with teens about Body Image #StreamTeam

Body Image Discussion

According to the kids of Degrassi Community school, butts are now in. Shay realizes that brains are more important than body parts.

Questions for Discussion:

  • Should people be judged by the way they look?
  • Is it ok to take photos of someone’s body parts and put them online?
  • How would it make you feel to have your peers voting on your body parts?
  • Should what your friends think about your body affect how you feel about your body?

A TV show can not replace the conversation between you and your kids, but sometimes it’s hard to find a way to open the conversation without the eye rolling. The above TV shows can help you start the conversation.

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Netflix shows to open converstations with your teens and tweens. Includes discussion questions for each show. #StreamTeam