Using Netflix as a Parenting Tool

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Well it’s no secret that I love Netlix and my little ones love Netflix too so when I heard about this series of family friendly shows that offer parenting support I was pretty excited! Before having kids I was one of those Moms who said her kids would never watch TV and that if they did watch any programs they would be educational only. ha ha ha (If I could go back in time and talk to her…)

Fast forward five years and I can assure you that that did not last long! I will even go as far as admitting that I use TV to keep my kids quiet/entertained/calm/from fighting/etc. and I don’t feel guilty about it at all #dowhatyougottado. But when I heard about this list of shows that explore real life issues I was so excited to share them with my kids and to get a conversation started on many of these topics.

The Hive

The Hive tackles sibling rivalry when 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.

Puffin Rock

Puffin Rock takes us through Following the Rules when 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.

Veggie Tales

Veggie Tales teaches responsibility when Larry and Laura Carrot want to adopt puppies, but quickly learn it takes responsibility in order to watch over and care for a pet of their own.

puss and boots

The Adventures of Puss in Boots highlights self love 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.


Have you tried using Netflix as a parenting tool? And What shows would you recommend to get a good conversation going with your little ones?





**I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team but the opinions expressed are my own**

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