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So now that school is out, and your summer is about to be in full swing, it’s time to start thinking about what we’re going to do to keep the kids occupied as well as keep our sanity!!!

If you’re like me, and you have a house full of kiddos, the main thing is to keep them from killing each other or burning down the house!  That may sound cliche, but you totally get where I’m coming from!

This summer, the City will not only be redoing our roads, but they’ve torn up the neighborhood park as a command center for the year long project (yay.), and there have also been “No Trespassing” signs put up in the woods.  Unfortunately, there won’t be much outside play time for the kids, but it looks like the summer will be full of Xbox and Netflix – and they couldn’t be happier!

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However, being stuck in the house also comes with loads of challenges!  Netflix can help with that!  Check out these episodes that deal with the everyday family struggles!

 

There’s an ep for that!

Sibling Rivalry

They are so precious, and this episode teaches a valuable lesson for those with new babies in the house!

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Buzzbee and Rubee compete over who Babee (their new sibling) gets to room with. Mom and Dad must explain to Buzzbee and Rubee that Babee needs to grow up before she can share a room.

Responsibility

My kids beg for a pet at least every other week.  We have to explain to them every. single. time. that there is a lot of responsibility that goes into owning a pet, and as a family, we’re not there yet.  VeggieTales are great for all kind of life lessons, but this episode is great for teaching responsibility!

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 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.

Peer Pressure

Peer pressure goes back as far as the beginning of time, and it affects people of all ages!  It’s so important to help our kids learn that they don’t always have to go with the flow.  This ep of Fuller House is a great one for helping teach about the ramifications of peer pressure.

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After getting grounded for sneaking off to Bobby Popko’s house, Jackson realizes he needs to stand up for what he knows is right and not give in to please his friends.

Social Media FOMO (F=fear of missing out)

This is a huge problem for most older kids, preteens, and teenagers.  Actually, if you think about it, more adults that you’d probably like to admit have the fear of missing out on social media.  This episode shows what happens when you unplug and actually have a face to face conversation!

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Cory challenges his class to unplug from their phones for a week. When Riley and her crush Lucas sit down to talk face-to-face, personal stories bring them closer.

Here are some other great episodes to check out this summer!

Following the Rules (little ones)

Self-Love (bigger kids)

Teamwork (bigger kids)

Body Image (pre-teens and teens)

If your kiddos can’t agree on a show to watch, you can always check out the Netflix Fortune Teller we posted about last month!

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