There are some great TV shows out there for tweens. They give young girls and boys something to help them figure out their ever-changing bodies, and the various social aspects expected of them. If you haven’t had time to check out The Baby-Sitters Club yet, now is the time to do that.
The series follows the novels by Ann M. Martin. You know the series. It follows a group of tweens who set up a baby-sitters club. Hence the name.
Only this is far more than just a club to earn money. The group of girls learn a lot about life, racism, and so much more. So, why is it perfect to watch with your tween?
Learn about medical conditions, racism, and more
There are so many things about the current social landscape to learn with The Baby-Sitters Club. This series touches on medical conditions, racism, and friendships. We all face these subjects, and it’s time to face them. It’s time to learn from other people and understand that the ways of the past are wrong.
We just have to take a look at Stacy’s medication condition. She has Type 1 diabetes, which is something that affects many people without you even knowing. The show brings up the subject, with how it’s something that many want to hide out of shame or embarrassment, but how it’s something that real friends will be there to help with or support.
The tweens have some important conversations. The show approaches everything respectively, giving different viewpoints to understand the way everyone thinks.
Touching on blending families in The Baby-Sitters Club
In a world where 50% of married couples divorce, there are a lot of children dealing with divorce. Then those parents remarry, and families need to blend. That’s something that The Baby-Sitters Club focuses on.
It isn’t just a quick mention, forcing children to accept. Not all children are happy that their parents want to move on. It can be a big discussion and children need time to adjust too, and that’s something the series focuses on.
The Baby-Sitters Club is more than just a TV show. It’s about growing up. Your tweens are going to have questions, so sit with them and watch it. It’ll bring back plenty of nostalgia when it comes to the books.
The Baby-Sitters Club is available on Netflix.