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!
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.
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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!