What are your family values? How do you teach family values to your kids? There are so many aspects in family values: social, political, religious, cultural, work, moral, … I have traveled and lived in several countries and have friends from different cultural backgrounds. I see families from different cultural backgrounds have different family values. Additionally, with the social cultural change over time, family values change too. Years ago, we don’t see many single parent families or families of same sex parents, now we see many of these families living happy lives and raising wonderful children. So it is necessary to re-visit your family values once in a while and share your new perspective with kids. I always find it easier to start topics like these with kids by watching a movie together or reading a book together. Especially with movies and TV shows, kids can see and feel the stories, so it is easy for them to relate to whatever you want to talk about. Today we share movies and TV shows that provide perspectives on family values.
Family Friendly Movies Teaching Kids Family Values
Movies and TV Shows about Family Values for Preschool Children
The Tigger Movie: Tigger goes in search of his family tree, hoping to find other Tiggers. Along the way, the boisterous bouncer discovers that families come in all shapes and sizes and learns the true meaning of family.
Guess How Much I Love You a TV series about a little nutbrown hare and his father discover the whimsy and wonder of their world as they explore meadows, forests and streams with their friends. The title links to Amazon, but the whole series is available on Netflix. Just go to Netflix and type the title in the search box, you will see it show up. We also love the book very much. It is a good idea to read the book and then watch the show.
Angelina Ballerina: Superstar Sisters: Angelina’s sisterly instincts kick in when Polly goes missing; Polly proves she can be a big help to Angelina in finishing an important assignment.
Toy Story kids will follow the characters through all exciting events, and learn what does it mean to be a family.
Movies and TV Shows about Family Values for School Age Children
Crash & Bernstein: Wyatt Bernstein, the only boy in his otherwise all-female family, creates a puppet named Crash who comes to life as the brother he always wanted. You can watch it on Amazon, you can also watch it on Netflix.
Life with Boys: a sitcom follows the crazy life of teenager Tess Foster as she grapples with being the only girl in an all-male household. If you are Netflix member, you can watch the series for free on Netflix.
Spy Kids: The tables are turned when pint-sized kids Carmen and Juni must rescue their secret-agent parents from the diabolical clutches of Alexander Minion.
There are many good family friendly movies and TV shows teaching kids family values. These are some quick ones I can think of. Do you have a favorite movie about family values?
If you are looking for some TV shows to get a good feel about the new family dynamics, I liked Modern Family very much. With 3 different types of families inter-related to each other, it brings the new meaning of modern families right in front of you. Another show that just started on Netflix is Grace and Frankie, about two women helping each other when their husbands decided to leave them to form their own family. It is funny and fearless, featuring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston. It is a perfect example of how today’s families can shift, rearrange and blend in unexpected ways.
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