I can’t be the only one who’s noticed, can I? I can’t be the only parent that’s dived for the remote a time or two when what I thought was a family friendly show started revving up on inappropriate innuendos or an inappropriate commercial came on. I can’t be the only mom who requires her child to show me which show she’s going to watch on her iPad or ask before pressing “play” on a show on Netflix on our TV. And I know I can’t be the only mom who’s truly saddened that shows like Full House and Boy Meets World are no longer on TV and misses those valuable lessons and true teaching moments that come from quality family shows. Right?
If you haven’t noticed, family friendly entertainment has definitely fallen by the wayside.
We don’t have cable currently, so our selection is limited to only a few channels that we pick up with our antenna as well as the shows and movies available on Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, but even with those I’m still concerned from time to time that Alea is going to stumble upon something she shouldn’t be watching.
Thankfully we’ve created her own profile on Netflix, which filters out the adult shows that she isn’t allowed to watch and thankfully she does ask us if it’s okay before she watches a show she hasn’t watched before, but I’m just praying that our lessons and our teachings help her to make these good decisions as she grows up as well.
This is such a big topic, I don’t feel like I can even adequately address all of my feelings and everything I would like to address in just one post. So please stay tuned. This is only an introduction to a topic that I plan to expand even more on as the summer continues. This is a subject that I’ve grown to feel very passionately about as of late and I truly hope that this is something that can change in the future in the media in our country for the sake of our little ones and the sake of our families.
And in the meantime, check out some of these shows and movies debuting this summer– perfect for the family-friendly audience!
Family Friendly Options Coming This Summer:
Inside Out – Pixar, Rated PG, June 19
Teen Beach 2 – Disney Channel, June 26
Batkid Begins – Warner Bros, Rated PG, June 26 Max – Warner Bros, Rated PG, June 26
Food Fighters – NBC, July 2
Minions – Universal, Rated PG, July 10
Descendants – Disney Channel, July 31
What family friendly shows do you watch with your kids?