Because we need to talk #StreamTeam

Nine try small things

We need to talk. No, not you and me. But I scared you for a second, didn’t I? Because nobody starts a conversation about taking the family to Disneyland or getting a puppy that way. It’s almost always something heavy. Like how we can’t afford to go to Disneyland or it’s not the right time for a puppy. Difficult conversations. The kind of conversations I’m terrible at. And my oldest just turned nine, so we’ve got a lot of them coming. Important conversations. Awkward conversations. Conversations that might be better easing into than confronting head-on. (Both for me, and for her.) And I can use all the help I can get. 

Fortunately help is close at hand. I’m looking at you, Netflix. With such a huge variety of shows for different ages and stages, I feel like there’s got to be a show or an episode that can help us start talking about just about anything by watching it together.

Puss in Boots

Self-love (Season 1, Episode 13: Star) 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.

Project Mc2

Teamwork (Season 1, Episode 3: Smart is the New Cool) After McKelya insists she works better alone, she learns that four is better than one when her friends jump in to help her rescue the Prince from a botched space mission.

Fuller House

Peer Pressure (Season 1, Episode 6: The Legend of El Explosivo) 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 friend.

How do you broach difficult conversations? Has a particular movie or show helped you ease into a potentially awkward discussion?

Being a member of the Netflix #StreamTeam comes with perks, however all opinions are my own.

5 thoughts on “Because we need to talk #StreamTeam

  1. Yikes, how do we tell all our kids that we are running away to join the circus and taking their inheritance with us 🙂 or that we want our bodies to go to science, have signed the necessary paperwork and they should not interfere with that decision or talk about our funeral desires and pre-made and pre- paid for decisions or intentions related to our wills…. not light topics – except maybe the first one. but truly necessary. Any adult Netflix out there for us “mostly matured by now” parents? I am one of the lucky ones…. my kids know all this stuff and have my clown clothes ready in my suitcase.

    1. Running away to join the circus 🙂 Have you seen Grace and Frankie? Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin (sold!) try to cope after learning their husbands have not only been business partners for 20 years, but also romantic partners.

      1. Or try the exceptional drama Bloodline — Florida siblings torn by secrets, lies and betrayals.

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