When the kids were small, it was easier to convince them to do the right thing. It was easier to talk to them, explain it to their level no matter what the subject. Now that they are older, we find ourselves not always having the answer to the multitude of questions that get thrown at us by three kids of different ages on a daily basis. 

Some conversations are light-hearted while other ones make you ponder. The conversation just doesn't come easily sometimes as we don't always have the answers or can't think of a way to explain it. 

With Netflix, the kid's favourite shows can open the lines for these tricky, sometimes awkward (aka Tween years) conversations.

Netflix gives you access to a variety of family-friendly shows that you can relate to real-life issues with a good mix of humour, angst and heart. No matter the situation, chances are there's a show with an episode that can kickstart a conversation around the topic just by enjoying the show together. 

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For the little kids:

Sibling Rivalry - The Hive Ep. S1E1: Babee's Room

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

Following the rules - Puffin Rock 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:

Self-Love - The Adventures of Puss In Boots Ep. S1E13: 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 her presence alone has lit up her friends' lives all along.

Peer Pressure - Fuller House Ep. S1E6: 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 friend.

For the teens:

Self-Improvement - Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Ep. S1E4: 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. 

Body Image - Glee Ep. S1E16: Home

After Sue demands that Mercedes lose weight, Quinn steps in to change her mindset and together they set the stage for beauty at William McKinley High, teaching the importance of empowerment and inclusion.

Whatever the subject, you can always count on Netflix to bring the family together. 

Other great titles streaming on Netflix this May:

The Looney Toons Show 05/01
The Tom and Jerry Show Season 1 05/01

Planes 05/02
Tangled 05/02
Moshi Monsters the Movie 05/10
Mako Mermaids 05/21

Don't forget, if you're not a Netflix subscriber, new members get a free 30 day trial you won't regret! Sign up at www.netflix.ca

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