Good entertainment doesn’t just amuse us – it inspires us. From viewing parties to discussions around the water cooler, the shows and films that we watch turn into conversations and connections. And it’s not just about chatting with friends: Parents can also use entertainment to impart values like empathy to their children. Teaching moments can happen at unexpected times – watch what happens when these parents and teens watched the same series on Netflix together:
During my own childhood, watching TV was a shared family bonding experience. My parents were always ready to answer any questions I had, from explaining classic movie references in Animaniacs to discussing more serious topics. If you’d like to start a conversation with your own kids, here are some titles on a variety of topics to help inspire you:
What shows do you watch with your family?