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Discussing Real-life Issues through Netflix!


TV shows and movies have in a way of speaking into our lives. Whether we’re going through something or not, some of my favorite scenes from movies and shows, have a special place in my heart. Growing up, I didn’t get to watch a lot of shows that were popular with kids my own age. Especially when I was a teenager. When I was in high school, I would hear my friends talking about how awesome a certain episode was from a certain show, and I had no idea what they were talking about.  There was one show, that thanks to Netflix, I was able to watch from start to finish and this time, my kids watch it too!

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Saved by the Bell!  I loved this show growing up and now that I’m a mom, I love it even more. My kids love the crazy antics from Zack and the whole crew and I liked some of the real-life scenarios that provided tough topics for us to discuss. Cheating, lying, drugs and even peer-pressure. Even though my kids are in elementary school, my kids have already had some sort of these experiences. Scary, I know!

Now, I know I’m not actually going to refer to an episode from Saved by the Bell or another show, during our conversation that’s a bit more serious, but at least my kids can see a positive influence on TV, when they need it more. Also, I wanted them to see that life goes on. My son was caught helping a friend cheat on a test. Well, he was caught “helping” a friend with a problem on a test. Yes, I know cheating is cheating and well, I thought he understood that until a two days later, he was caught doing the same darn thing except this time, it was with another friend. Both instances happened when the other kids were taking make-up tests and my son just happened to be around.  His teacher contacted me and I’m sure you know how it all ends.

I knew he was just trying to help his friends, and I know he meant well, but he got caught by his teacher and had to deal with the consequences. This is one scene that’s been played a million times on TV and in movies and my son handled it with grace.

These helpful suggestions offer the perfect stepping stones for great conversations with your kids.



The Hive

Veggie Tales

Puffin Rock

Discussing Real-life Issues through Netflix!

Puss in Boots

Project MC2

Fuller House

Discussing Real-life Issues through Netflix!

Girl Meets World

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Degrassi: Next Class

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This is not a paid post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. As a proud Netflix #StreamTeam member, I share this story with you. All images courtesy of Netflix. All rights reserved.

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Liz Cerezo

Liz is a Mexican-American blogger living in Southern California. Married 19 years, and a mami to 3 kids, her content is inspired from living in and raising a multicultural familia. Liz has been blogging for more than 7 years, establishing herself as a nationally recognized Latina blogger. She often blogs in Spanglish and may throw in some Tagalog when talking about her hubby. You can also find her chit chatting away at @Liz_Cerezo on Twitter!

1 Comment

  1. Rolondo

    You are so right on point about this. My daughter is totally into Fuller House and although some episodes are a little “blue” when compared to the original, there are still some valuable lessons to learn.

    16 . May . 2016

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