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Top Best Netflix Shows to Stream With Kids

Top Best Netflix Shows to Stream With Kids

Bringing up important topics with your children may sound easy in your head, but it doesn’t always go well once played out in real life. It’s kind of like sending your child to school all day and then having them return, anxious to know all about their day and the only response you get was  “I don’t remember.” Sometimes it takes a but more dialogue to get your kids to talk about important subjects. One way we like to introduce new topics with the kids is by finding a movie to stream on Netflix. This allows the children to have the visual and form thoughts and opinions about the subject matter. Whether it’s tackling peer pressure or 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 as your handy and convenient tool, your kid’s favorite shows can allow you to open the door for these tricky, sometimes awkward conversations.

Netflix is host to 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 you are going to find a show and an episode that can kickstart a dialogue around the topic just by watching it together. I have put together a list of some of our favorite movies and shows that help us to address these important topics. I hope you enjoy!

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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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Responsibility
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.

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For the big kids:

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Self-Love
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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Teamwork
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.

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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.

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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

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